Assessing Child Care Programs



This lesson discusses assessing the safety and design of the physical environment at child care facilities, as well as assessment of curriculum and staff qualifications. Promoting positive relationships with families and community members is also addressed.


RECALL elements to review during assessment of the safety and design of a physical environment where child care occurs.

RECALL items to consider during curriculum assessment at a child care facility.

RECALL types of activities and instruction to include in an effective child care curriculum.

RECALL characteristics of effective curriculum.

RECALL areas to assess when evaluating staff members’ knowledge, abilities, qualifications, and professional development.