ERIC Number: ED426769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Vermont Core Standards and Self-Assessment Tool for Center-Based Early Childhood Programs.
Vermont State Agency of Human Services, Waterbury.
In response to the desire to create for child development services a unified system which shares common standards for quality and respects the diversity and uniqueness of individuals and of programs, a committee of the Early Childhood Work Group collected and compared all the different standards now in force for the early childhood programs in the state of Vermont. The committee identified elements common to all these programs including: (1) program design and curriculum; (2) personnel; (3) leadership and administration; (4) parent involvement; and (5) health and safety. This resulting document is a tool for self-assessment by program directors and staff of early childhood programs. Each section of the document provides a brief introductory narrative leading into a simple table format in which the core standards are presented as positive statements alongside options for evaluation; The standards are intended to represent a minimum level. The first section of document addresses who needs early childhood services," while the second section describes how to use the self-assessment tool. The third section and bulk of the document contains the "Core Standards and Self-Assessment Tool," organized by the five identified common elements. The document concludes with a "Continuous Improvement Plan" worksheet and additional resource information on diapering, disinfection, excludable conditions, and food service. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Standards, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Performance, Professional Development, Specifications, State Standards
Head Start-State Collaboration Project, Office of the Secretary, Agency of Human Services, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-0204; phone: 800-241-2705; e-mail: KCW@wpgate1.ahs.state.vt.us
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Agency of Human Services, Waterbury.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont