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ERIC Number: EJ898696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Lessons from NAEYC Accreditation: Avoiding Lapses in Supervision that Place Children at Risk
Young Children, v65 n2 p78-80 Mar 2010
Lapses in supervision of children can happen in all types of programs, and even a momentary lapse can have disastrous consequences. When a lapse occurs that affects program quality and puts children at risk, it is critical to consider the nature of the incident and its lessons for future risk management. Between September 2006 and September 2009, NAEYC-Accredited programs for young children reported to the NAEYC Academy 169 incidents involving lapses in staff supervision of children. Most of these incidents were reported as part of the approximately 20,000 annual or other self-reports submitted by programs during this period. This article reviews the findings of an analysis of the incidents, providing helpful information that all programs can use to reduce the potential for such occurrences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A