Programs must promote each child’s physical development by providing sufficient time, indoor and outdoor space, equipment, materials, and guidelines for active play and movement. Programs must provide high-quality health, oral health, mental health, and nutrition services that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and that will support each child’s growth and school readiness. To learn about the regulations watch the following lessons:
Meals and snacks are culturally and developmentally appropriate for the children being served in our program and meet the nutritional requirements specified by the federal Child and Adult Care Food or the National School Nutrition program (CACFP).
Records are maintained in the End of the Month Filing Binder.
Through our Harvest of the Month program, each month your site will receive a produce delivery with a packet containing the following items:
We promote each child’s physical development by providing sufficient time, indoor and outdoor space, equipment, materials, and guidelines for active play and movement. Our programs are dedicated to creating, implementing, and promoting lifelong wellness.
We promote effective oral health hygiene by ensuring all children with teeth are assisted by an adult in brushing their teeth with toothpaste containing fluoride twice daily.
Document: A check mark is placed in the designated box on the sign-in/out sheet to document each brushing. In addition, it is entered into COPA when attendance is entered.
According to the California licensing regulations, no child may be accepted until a daily inspection for illness has been completed. Every person bringing a child to the facility must remain until the health check has been completed by the teacher or designee and child is accepted.
Meal accommodations and administering medication must be reviewed with the nurse. If a child needs to eat something different due to a food allergy or religious reason, give parent the applicable form and follow-up with health staff. The forms listed below are used for these special situations:
To prevent SID’s it is crucial that nothing is covering the infants head, the infant is sleeping on his or her back to sleep, that the infant is dressed in sleep clothing, such as a one-piece sleeper and no blanket, pillows, toys or loose objects are in the sleeping area.
An Infant Needs & Service Plan is completed at the time of enrollment & updated quarterly
Completed throughout a child's time in the Early Head Start program
When an incident occurs that results in child injury, an Incident Report must be completed & distributed to:
Note: If child requires medical attention, an Unusual Incident Report needs to be filed with licensing. Notify Jewelee Hotchkiss, Director II as she will review & approve language prior to submitting.