“Our intention creates our reality.” – Wayne Dyer
According the Naeyc (The National Association for the Education of young children), ” High-quality early learning leads to many positive outcomes in life, including increased educational attainment, healthier lifestyles, and more successful careers.” Naeyc also described what a quality preschool program looks like and it is as follows:
In a high-quality preschool, children develop positive relationships with each other and their teachers. Teachers
- Are warm and caring, and they get to know each child and family well
- Help children learn how to play, work together, and make friends
- Plan activities so that all children can join in
- Include every child’s family, language, and culture in the program
As you read the list above, do you feel that your childcare business meets quality care indicators above? If so, keep up the good work and keep being intentional about providing quality childcare.
If your answer was no, there are steps that you can take to assure that your childcare business is providing quality childcare.
I believe that parents want quality childcare and children need to be in a high quality environment for the reasons listed above.
How do you know if your childcare program is quality? Here are two easy ways to assess your program:
- Use an early childhood rating system.
- Join or follow the standards of a proven professional/Accreditation organization such as: NAEYC ,to assess the quality of care in your program.
Once you assess the quality of care in your program, create an action plan to improve the quality of care in your child care business.
Need an example? In my centers, quality care is our mission! The Directors conducts weekly classroom observations
( to assess the quality of care; we hold weekly quality care meetings ( 15-20 minutes) and we issue a monday memo to the staff that lists quality care reminders.
I hope that you have been inspired and compelled to provide young children with the highest quality of care. Most of all, I hope that you have been inspired to be intentional about providing quality care for young children!
Please be sure to comment below and tell what you plan to do to assure that your childcare program is quality.
With Your Success in Mind,
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