ERIC Number: ED309869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
School-Age Program Quality Review Instrument.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The School-Age Child Care Program Quality Review Instrument is a compilation of standards designed to measure the quality of a state-funded, center-based child care program for school-age children. These standards were established in compliance with the requirements specified in Sections 8208 and 8463 of California's Education Code. The instrument assesses through observation, documentation, and interviews, the following seven program components: (1) philosophy, goals, and objectives; (2) administration; (3) children's needs, interests, and skills; (4) developmental programming; (5) parent involvement and education; (6) community resources and social services; and (7) program evaluation. The administration component includes three indicators: program management, personnel policies, and staff development. The developmental component contains seven indicators: program documentation, program activities, multicultural curriculum, special needs, personal interactions, materials and equipment, and space management. Depending on the score received, programs are rated excellent, good, adequate, or inadequate. Inadequate programs are required to submit a program improvement plan within 30 calender days of the program quality review. Cross references to Senate Bill 303 and a glossary of terms are appended. (RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Measurement Techniques, School Age Day Care, State Programs
Bureau of Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($2.00; California residents must add sales tax).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California