ERIC Number: ED345879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance Concerning Minimum Standards. SHAPES.
Riley, Mary Tom
SHAPES--an acronym for the South Plains Child Care Management Services (SpCCMS) Helping, Assisting and Preparing Educators and Staff--is also the name of a preschool readiness curriculum that is being developed for use by administrators and teachers. The first phase of the curriculum development consists of the publication of five books to be used in training teaching staff. The present text is the second book in the series. This book presents performance standards for child care facilities in Texas, which are excerpted from the 1985 revision of the Texas Register and the 1989 Regulation of Child Care Facilities. Each standard is accompanied by suggestions from day care operators on meeting the standard and a checklist for documenting the facility's performance. Performance standards address: (1) organization and administration; (2) personnel; (3) building, grounds, and equipment; (4) fire, sanitation, and safety; (5) physical health; (6) food service and nutrition; and (7) children's water activities. A glossary of terms is provided. Appendixes include a copy of the Texas code regulating child care facilities; excerpts from the Texas Family Code; child care facility immunization requirements; charts describing communicable diseases and the nutritional value of various foods; lists of alternatives to physical punishment and criminal offenses from the Texas Penal Code; and a description of sanitizing procedures for food service equipment. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.; South Plains Community Action Association, Lubbock, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Inst. for Child and Family Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Texas