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									                                                  Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
                                                  Education and Early Childhood Development
                                                              Service Area Plan

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1304.21 Education and early childhood             ATCAA Head Start     Train staff and parents on          Education Services     Creative Curriculum   annually
development.                                      uses Creative        appropriate activities,             Manager                Guides
(a) Child development and education approach      Curriculum, which    language development and            Teaching staff         Growing Great Kids
                                                  is designed to
for all children.                                                      multicultural education using       Home Visitors          Strategies
                                                  “help children
1304.21(a)(1) In order to help children gain                           Creative Curriculum and
                                                  become
the skills and confidence necessary to be                              Growing Great Kids
prepared to succeed in their present                                   approach.
environment and with later responsibilities in    Enthusiastic, self
school and life, grantee and delegate agencies'   confident
approach to child development and education       inquisitive
                                                  learners.”
must:
1304.21(a)(1)(i) Be developmentally and                                Develop classrooms that are         Teaching staff         Lesson plans          ongoing
linguistically appropriate, recognizing that                           reflective of cultural diversity;
children have individual rates of development                          i.e., materials and supplies,
as well as individual interests, temperaments,                         art work, activities, food
languages, cultural backgrounds, and learning                          experiences.
styles;                                                                Implement a variety of multi-
                                                                       cultural activities.
                                                                       Ask parents to share music,
                                                                       stories, activities, and
                                                                       games that reflect the
                                                                       families’ cultures.
1304.21(a)(1)(ii) Be inclusive of children        Demonstrate          Collaborate with LEA for            Enrollment and         Recruitment Binder    Ongoing
with disabilities, consistent with their          respect and          recruitment of children with        Disabilities Manager   MOUs with LEAs
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or      acceptance           disabilities.                                              Disabilities
Individualized Education Program (IEP) (see 45    without              Assure that IEP and IFSP            Teaching staff         Monitoring
CFR 1308.19);                                     judgment or          goals are incorporated into
                                                  bias.                Individual Learning Plans and
                                                                       individualization of lesson
                                                                       plans.
1304.21(a)(1)(iii) Provide an environment of                           Staff uses responsive               All staff                                    ongoing
acceptance that supports and respects gender,                          language and speaks to              Teaching staff
culture, language, ethnicity and family                                children in their home              Family Advocates
composition;                                                           language as needed and              Home Visitors
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                                                                      whenever possible.
1304.21(a)(1)(iv) Provide a balanced daily          Create            Develop, post, and                 Teaching staff      Posted classroom     ongoing
program of child-initiated and adult-directed       opportunities     implement classroom                                    scheduled
activities, including individual and small group    for children to   schedules that reflect a                               Monitoring reports
activities; and                                     take initiative   variety of child-initiated and
                                                    and make          teacher-directed activities,
                                                    meaningful        and small group and
                                                    choices.          individual activities.
1304.21(a)(1)(v) Allow and enable children          Being toilet      Toileting facilities are located   Education Manager   Classroom            When new
to independently use toilet facilities when it is   trained is not    where they can be easily                               schematics in CCL    sites are
developmentally appropriate and when efforts        required for      accessed by children and                               applications         opened
to encourage toilet training are supported by       eligibility to    monitored by staff
the parents.                                        enter the         In collaboration with the          Teaching staff
                                                    program           child’s parent(s), develop a
                                                                      Toilet Training Plan for each
                                                                      child that has not yet
                                                                      mastered toilet learning.
1304.21(2)(i) Parents must be:                      Enrich the        Staff will encourage parents       Teaching staff      Parent Committee     Monthly
(i) Invited to become integrally involved in the    children’s        to actively participate in         Family Advocate     Minutes
development of the program's curriculum and         learning by       Center Parent Committee
approach to child development and education;        having            meetings and activities.
                                                    conversations
                                                    with parents to   Staff will be active
                                                    learn about       participants in PPC meetings
                                                    their child,
                                                    setting goals,
                                                    and planning
                                                    activities for
                                                    home and
                                                    school and
                                                    supplemental      Ask questions of parents that      Teaching staff      Parent surveys       Ongoing
                                                    activities and    will promote their
                                                    strategies for    observations of their children                         Monitoring reports
                                                    use at home.      at home as well as at school.


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                                                                   Ask parents to share their
                                                                   observations
1304.21(a)(2)(iii) Encouraged to participate                       Hold at least two                Teacher              Parent/Teacher       Twice
in staff-parent conferences and home visits to                     parent/teacher conferences                            Conference Report    annually’
discuss their child's development and education                    per year.                                             Completed Home       spring and
(see 45 CFR 1304.40(e)(4) and 45 CFR                               Make at least two home visits    Teachers and/or      Visit forms          fall
1304.40(i)(2)).                                                    per year                         Family Advocate
1304.21(a)(3)(i)(A-D)Grantee and delegate         Maintain an      Offer a variety of age-          Teaching staff       Classroom            Daily
agencies must support social and emotional        environment      appropriate materials and                             monitoring
development by:                                   that is          equipment
(i) Encouraging development which                 responsive to    Display photos of children
encourages each child’s strength by:              each child,      and their families at
                                                  strengthens a    children’s eye level.
                                                  child’s          Display children’s art work at
                                                  confidence,      their eye level
                                                  and enhances     Plan activities that promote                          Posted schedules
                                                  the              self awareness
1304.21(a)(3)(i)(A) Building trust;               development of   Post daily schedules at
                                                  trust.           children’s eye level, adding
                                                                   pictures that correspond to
                                                                   each activity.
1304.21(a)(3)(i)(B) Fostering                                      Encourage children to choose
independence;                                                      activities independently

1304.21(a)(3)(i)(C) Encouraging self-control      Maintain an      Develop clear and simple         Teaching staff       Posted rules (with   Daily
by setting clear, consistent limits and having    environment      classroom rules; introduce                            pictures depicting
clear expectations;                               that is          (or create) as a class.                               each rule)
1304.21(a)(3)(i)(D) Encouraging respect for       responsive to    Facilitate conflict resolution
the feelings and rights of others, and            each child,      between children.
                                                  strengthens a
1304.21(a)(3)(i)(E) supporting and                child’s          When a majority of children      Education Services
respecting the home language, culture, and        confidence,      speak the same language at       Manager
family composition of each child in ways that     and enhances     least one teacher/caregiver
support the child’s health and well being; and    the              will speak that language.
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                                                   development of      Language translators will be
                                                   trust. (cont.)      available, as needed
1304.21(a)(3)(ii)                                                      Transitions will be expected,     Teaching staff      Daily Schedule        Daily
Planning for routines and transitions so that                          unhurried and purposeful.
they occur in a timely, predictable and                                                                                      Monitoring Reports
unrushed manner according to each child's
needs.
                                                                       Give children notice of the
                                                                       change, explaining what is
                                                                       happening and what will
                                                                       happen next.
1304.21(a)(4) Grantee and delegate                 Enhance and         Provide opportunities to learn    Education Manager   Creative Curriculum   Annually
agencies must provide for the development of       expand and          through experimentation,          Teaching staff      Guide
each child's cognitive and language skills by      expand              inquiry, play, and                                    Head Start
                                                   children’s          exploration.                                          Outcomes
                                                   knowledge and                                                             Framework
                                                   understanding
1304.21(a)(4)(i) Supporting each child's           through             Plan experiences for children     Teaching staff                            Daily
learning, using various strategies including       meaningful          to learn the functions and
experimentation, inquiry, observation, play and    interactions with   properties of objects, and to
exploration;                                       adults, other       classify materials into groups.
                                                   children, and a
1304.21(a)(4)(i) Supporting each child's                               Offer a rich variety of           Teaching staff      Lesson plans          daily
learning, using various strategies including       rich                experiences, projects,                                Classroom &
                                                   environment
experimentation, inquiry, observation, play and                        materials, problems and                               playground
exploration;, cont.                                                    ideas to extend children’s                            environment
                                                                       thinking and to support their
                                                                       interests.
1304.21(a)(4) (ii) Ensuring opportunities for                          Support exploration of arts                           Creative Curriculum   daily
creative self-expression through activities such                       materials                                             guide
as art, music, movement, and dialogue                                                                                        Lesson plans
                                                                       Demonstrate appreciation of
                                                                       each child’s self expression.




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                                                            Service Area Plan
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                                                                   Engage in rhythmic activities,
                                                                   singing, movement, and the
                                                                   use of musical instruments.
                                                                   Stimulate imagination
                                                                   through drama and other
                                                                   language-rich experiences.
                                                                   Engage in dialog to learn
                                                                   about others, to enhance
                                                                   communication skills, and to
                                                                   expand vocabulary.
1304.21(a)(4) (iii) Promoting interaction and                      Recognize infants’               Teaching staff   Creative Curriculum   daily
language use among children and between                            communication skills by                           Guide
children and adults; and                                           responding to their cues.                         Head Start
                                                                                                                     Outcomes
                                                                   Give children time to talk to
                                                                   one another and to ask
                                                                   questions.
                                                                   Show respect for children’s
                                                                   developing language skills
                                                                   and their home language.
1304.21(a)(4) (iii) Promoting interaction and    Enhance and       Understand language              Teaching staff   Creative Curriculum   daily
language use among children and between          expand and        development of young                              Guide
children and adults; (cont.) and                 expand            children                                          Growing Great Kids
                                                 children’s        Speak to children in positive,                    Strategies
                                                 knowledge and     serene tones                                      Head Start
                                                 understanding                                                       Outcomes
                                                 through           Use songs, games, poems,
                                                 meaningful        stories, to expand children’s
                                                 interactions      language skills.
                                                 with adults,      Engage in dramatic play in
                                                 other children,   which children act out
                                                 and a rich        familiar activities such as
                                                 environment,,     going to the grocery store or
                                                 cont              the library, using the
                                                                   telephone.

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                                            Education and Early Childhood Development
                                                        Service Area Plan
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      PERFORMANCE STANDARD                                                                          STAFF                            TIME
                                              STRATEGY                 ACTION                                       DOCUMENTATIO
            OBJECTIVE                                                                            RESPONSIBLE                        FRAME
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                                                                Engage in meaningful
                                                                conversations that either
                                                                adults or children initiate
                                                                Model appropriate language
                                                                use and correct grammar.
1304.21(a)(4)(iv) Supporting emerging        Encourage          Read and discuss stories        Teaching staff      Lesson Plans   Daily
literacy and numeracy development through    awareness and
materials and activities according to the    emerging skills
developmental level of each child            with letters and
                                             numbers.
.                                                               Have a variety of reading,
                                                                writing, counting, measuring
                                                                and other materials
                                                                accessible to children.
                                                                Plan opportunities for
                                                                children to listen to stories
                                                                and read aloud by an adult
                                                                or tape.
1304.21(a)(4)(iv) Supporting emerging        Encourage          Provide stories from            Teaching staff      Lesson Plans   Daily
literacy and numeracy development through    awareness and      children’s own and other
materials and activities according to the    emerging skills    cultures.
developmental level of each child, cont.     with letters and
                                             numbers, cont.
                                                                Provide opportunities for       Education Manager                  daily
                                                                children to reflect upon
                                                                experiences, and write down
                                                                and show them their words


                                                                Assure that there are
                                                                adequate materials and
                                                                equipment for gross motor
                                                                development.



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1304.21(a)(5) In center-based settings,           Plan, equip and     Plan, equip, and furnish
grantee and delegate agencies must promote        furnish centers     centers and playgrounds that
each child's physical development by:             and                 foster physical development
                                                  playgrounds         and development of fine
                                                  that foster         motor and gross motor skills.
                                                  physical
1304.21(a)(5)(i) Providing sufficient time,       development         Include outdoor time in daily   Teaching staff                               daily
indoor and outdoor space, equipment,              and                 schedules.
materials and adult guidance for active play      development of      Include music and movement
and movement that support the development         fine motor and      in daily lesson plans.
of gross motor skills;                            gross motor
                                                  skills.
1304.21(a)(5)(ii) Providing appropriate time,                         Assure that there are
space, equipment, materials and adult                                 sufficient materials (e.g.,
guidance for the development of fine motor                            blocks, manipulatives), and
skills according to each child's developmental                        scheduled time for
level; and                                                            development of fine motor
                                                                      skills.
                                                                      Set out material and supplies
                                                                      prior to the beginning of
                                                                      class
1304.21(a)(5)(iii) Providing an appropriate                           Assure that playgrounds are     Education Manager                            ongoing
environment and adult guidance for the                                accessible to enrolled          Enrollment and
participation of children with special needs.                         children with disabilities.     Disabilities Manager
                                                                      Provide special materials and
                                                                      equipment is necessary.

1304.21(a)(6) In home-based settings,             In the home         Encourage parents to provide    Home Visitor           Home Visitor’ Guide   weekly
grantee and delegate agencies must encourage      base option the     physical development                                   to the Head Start
parents to appreciate the importance of           teacher works       opportunities by:                                      Program home Base
physical development, provide opportunities for   with the parents      Incorporating gross and                             Option
children's outdoor and indoor active play, and    to work with           fine motor activities in                            Growing Great Kids
guide children in the safe use of equipment       their children in      home visits.                                        Curriculum
and materials.                                    the home and          Planning gross and fine
                                                  neighborhood.          visits for parents to do
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                                                                         between home visits.
                                                                       Creating activities and
                                                                         Making toys with their
                                                                         Child in the home.
                                                                       Training parents on
                                                                         home safety, child
                                                                         development, and
                                                                         appropriate behavior
                                                                         guidance.
1304.21(b) Child development and education        The focus is on    Implement Creative               Education Manager   Creative Curriculum   ongoing
approach for infants and toddlers.                the whole child    Curriculum and Growing                               and Growing Great
                                                  with the goal of   Great Kids Strategies for                            Kids Strategies
                                                  promoting          Infants and Toddlers.                                Guides for Infants
                                                  resiliency and                                                          and Toddlers
1304.21(b)(1) Grantee and delegate                social             Assign to each child a           Education Manager   West Ed’s Program     ongoing
agencies' program of services for infants and     competency         teacher/caregiver who will be                        for Infant and
toddlers must encourage (see 45 CFR               through a          the child’s primary caregiver                        Toddler Care (PITC)
1304.3(a)(5) for a definition of curriculum):     comprehensive      who speaks the child’s home
                                                  approach.          language.
1304.21(b)(1)(i) The development of secure                           Become familiar with the         Education Manager
relationships in out-of-home care settings for                       child’ home environment.
infants and toddlers by having a limited                             family’s preferences,
number of consistent teachers over an                                practices and routines to
extended period of time. Teachers must                               implement in the classroom.
demonstrate an understanding of the child's
family culture and, whenever possible, speak
the child's language (see 45 CFR
1304.52(g)(2));
1304.21(b)(1)(ii) Trust and emotional             Implementation     Train teacher/caregivers,        Education Manager                         As soon as
security so that each child can explore the       of the             who, in turn, train parents on                                             possible
environment according to his or her               curriculum is      the various developmental                                                  after hire
developmental level; and(iii) Opportunities for   done according     stages of infants and                                                      & annually
each child to explore a variety of sensory and    the child’s        toddlers.
motor experiences with support and stimulation    developmental


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from teachers and family members.                 stage and         Set up an environment that                       Creative Curriculum   daily
                                                  allows for        is responsive to the child’s                     CA Dept. of
                                                  variations in     individual developmental                         Education’s
                                                  learning styles   level.                                           Infant/Toddler
                                                  and                                                                Learning Guidelines
1304.21(b)(1) (iii) Opportunities for each        temperaments      Offer a variety of activities                    Creative Curriculum   daily
child to explore a variety of sensory and motor                     that include sensory/motor                       CA Dept. of
experiences with support and stimulation from                       stimulation with support from                    Education’s
teachers and family members.                                        family members (water play                       Infant/Toddler
                                                                    or bath time play, finger                        Learning Guidelines
                                                                    foods, balls)
1304.21(b)(2) Grantee and delegate                                  Modify as individual needs                       Creative Curriculum   daily
agencies must support the social and emotional                      change to stimulate growth.                      CA Dept. of
development of infants and toddlers by                                                                               Education’s
promoting an environment that:                                                                                       Infant/Toddler
                                                                                                                     Learning Guidelines
1304.21(b)(2)(i) Encourages the                                     Offer age-appropriate                            Creative Curriculum   daily
development of self-awareness, autonomy, and                        activities, materials and                        CA Dept. of
self-expression; and                                                equipment that develops self                     Education’s
                                                                    –awareness (e.g., mirrors,                       Infant/Toddler
                                                                    family photos, books, dolls)                     Learning Guidelines
1304.21(b)(2) (ii) Supports the emerging                            Provide opportunities for       Caregiver        Creative Curriculum   daily
communication skills of infants and toddlers by                     each child to freely interact   Teaching Staff   Growing Great Kids
providing daily opportunities for each child to                     with others.                                     Strategies
interact with others and to express himself or                                                                       CA Dept. of
herself freely.                                                                                                      Education’s
1304.21(b)(2) (3) Grantee and delegate                              Name objects, actions, and                       Infant/Toddler
agencies must promote the physical                                  concepts that the child                          Learning Guidelines
development of infants and toddlers by:                             cannot yet verbalize.
                                                                    Play tapes, rhymes, and
                                                                    songs in the child’s home
                                                                    language.




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                                                                   Offer activities that include a
                                                                   variety of communication
                                                                   skills (songs, interactive toys,
                                                                   puppets).

                                                                   Talk and read to children
                                                                   Train parents on emerging
                                                                   communication skills of
                                                                   infants and toddlers.
1304.21(b)(3)(i) Supporting the                                    Provide a variety of                                   Creative Curriculum   daily
development of the physical skills of infants                      equipment that offers                                  CA Dept. of
and toddlers including gross motor skills, such                    opportunities for large-                               Education’s
as grasping, pulling, pushing, crawling,                           muscle movement.                                       Infant/Toddler
walking, and climbing; and                                                                                                Learning Guidelines
1304.21(b)(3)(ii) Creating opportunities for                       Provide a variety of objects                           Creative Curriculum   daily
fine motor development that encourage the                          and materials for children to                          CA Dept. of
control and coordination of small, specialized                     explore with their small                               Education’s
motions, using the eyes, mouth, hands, and                         muscles.                                               Infant/Toddler
feet.                                                                                                                     Learning Guidelines
1304.21(c) Child development and education        Creative         Provide Creative Curriculum        Education Manager                         annually
approach for preschoolers.                        Curriculum for   and Growing Great Kids
                                                  Preschool is     strategies training to staff.
                                                  used to meet
                                                  the goals of     Assure that curriculum is          Education Manager   Creative Curriculum   daily
                                                  child            planned, organized, and            Teaching staff      and Growing Great
                                                  development.     consistently implemented                               Kids strategies for
                                                                                                                          Preschool
                                                                                                                          Monitoring reports
1304.21(c)(1) Grantee and delegate                                 Identify roles of parents and                                                ongoing
agencies, in collaboration with the parents,                       staff.
must implement a curriculum (see 45 CFR                            Identify appropriate materials
1304.3(a)(5)) that:                                                and equipment.
                                                                   Provide experiences to meet        Teaching staff      Creative Curriculum   daily
                                                                   child development goals.                               and Growing Great
                                                                                                                          Kids strategies for
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                                                                                                                       Preschool
                                                                                                                       Monitoring reports
1304.21(c)(1)(ii) Provides for the               Implement          Plan lessons that include a       Teaching staff   Lesson plans
development of cognitive skills by encouraging   Head Start Child   variety of experiences based                       Individual Learning
each child to organize his or her experiences,   Outcomes           on the eight domains of HS        Parents, as      Plans
to understand concepts, and to develop age                          Child Outcomes and                appropriate      COPA data base
appropriate literacy, numeracy, reasoning,                          individualize according to
problem solving and decision-making skills                          each child Assessment Result
which form a foundation for school readiness                        (and Tranistion Plan where
and later school success;                                           applicable.)
                                                                    Provide language, math, and
                                                                    science activities that
                                                                    emphasize problem-solving,
                                                                    exploration, observation,
                                                                    discrimination of similarities,
                                                                    organizing experiences, and
                                                                    learning concepts
                                                                    Build pre-academic skills by
                                                                    planning play activities that
                                                                    foster learning, games, music
                                                                    and movement, phonemic
                                                                    awareness
                                                                    Allow for planned and
                                                                    spontaneous activities,
                                                                    learning games, reading (lots
                                                                    of books), conversations with
                                                                    adults
                                                                    Monitor child assessment                           COPA Reports          Fall, late
                                                                    reports and chare                                                        winter/spri
                                                                    information with parents                                                 ng
                                                                    Modify learning goals for                          Lesson Plans          ongoing
                                                                    children to allow facilitate
                                                                    their advancement to the
                                                                    next level of learning when
                                                                    they are ready
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1304.21(c)(1)(iii) Integrates all educational    Plan daily          Include health routines into      Teaching staff   Lesson plans      daily
aspects of the health, nutrition, and mental     activities that     the daily schedule: hand
health services into program activities;         integrate           washing before meals and
                                                 health,             after toileting, tooth brushing
                                                 nutrition, and      after meals
                                                 mental health.      Provide materials and
                                                                     activities that increase
                                                                     children’s health awareness.
                                                                     Talk about screenings
                                                                     (dental, audiometric, vision)
                                                                     with children before, during
                                                                     and after these events.
                                                                     Prepare displays depicting
                                                                     good health and hygiene
                                                                     practices.
                                                                     Discuss food and good
                                                                     nutrition during family-style
                                                                     meal service.
                                                                     Have a vegetable garden as
                                                                     a children’s project
1304.21(c)(1)(iv) Ensures that the program       Assist children     Provide individual space for      Teaching staff   Lesson plans      daily
environment helps children develop emotional     to increase their   each child’s belongings                            Classroom
security and facility in social relationships;   confidence,         (cubbies).                                         environment
                                                 initiative, and     Display photos of families
                                                 ability to          and children participating in
                                                 develop positive    play on their own and in
                                                 social              group play.
                                                 relationships.      Provide a soft, quiet area in
                                                                     the classroom for children to
                                                                     be by themselves as they
                                                                     need during the day.
1304.21(c)(1)( (v) Enhances each child's                             Provide an environment of         Teaching staff   Lesson plans      daily
understanding of self as an individual and as                        acceptance for each child.                         Classroom setup
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                                                                                                                            N
a member of a group;                                              Use responsive language, at
                                                                  children’s eye level, that is
                                                                  nurturing and sensitive
                                                                  Encourage communication
                                                                  between children throughout
                                                                  the day: e.g., small
                                                                  discussion groups,
                                                                  encouraging them to partner
                                                                  with another during play.
1304.21(c)(1)( (vi) Provides each child with   Implement the      Encourage children to do as       Teaching staff     Lesson Plans          daily
opportunities for success to help develop      curriculum so as   much for themselves as they       Classroom setup
feelings of competence, self-esteem, and       to enhance         can.                              COPA reports
positive attitudes toward learning; and        each child’s       Intervene when appropriate,
                                               success and ,      to expand or extend the
                                               self-confidence.   children’ experiences.
                                                                  Provide experiences that
                                                                  move from simple to more
                                                                  complex thinking and skills.
                                                                  Help children to acknowledge
                                                                  their own and others’
                                                                  progress
                                                                  Challenge children to learn
                                                                  new skills and competencies
                                                                  which will increase their self-
                                                                  confidence.
1304.21(c)(1)(vii) Provides individual and     A variety of       Organize space into areas         Lesson plans       Teaching staff        daily
small group experiences both indoors and       experiences        such as blocks, dramatic          Classroom and      Creative Curriculum
outdoors.                                      supports           play, art and reading             playground setup   model
                                               children’s         centers.
                                               growth and         Plan small group activities
                                               development        that involve sharing, caring,
                                               and broadens       and helping
                                               their learning     Provide outdoor play area
                                               experiences.       that includes equipment and
                                                                  space for both individual and
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                                               Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
                                               Education and Early Childhood Development
                                                           Service Area Plan
                                                                                                                    EVALUATION &
       PERFORMANCE STANDARD                                                                            STAFF                         TIME
                                                 STRATEGY                 ACTION                                    DOCUMENTATIO
             OBJECTIVE                                                                              RESPONSIBLE                     FRAME
                                                                                                                         N
                                                                  shared activities.


                                                                  Initiate outdoor group and
                                                                  individual activities and
                                                                  games.
1304.21(c)(2) Staff must use a variety of      Know each          Regularly and continually        Teaching staff   Lesson Plans   daily
strategies to promote and support children's   child’s            observe and record each                           ILPs
learning and developmental progress based on   capabilities and   child’s behavior and                              COPA Reports
the observations and ongoing assessment        modes of           progress.
of each child (see 45 CFR 1304.20(b),          learning in        Assess each child’s progress                                     weekly
1304.20(d), and 1304.20(e)).                   order to foster    by entering anecdotal
                                               his/her growth     information in COPA data
                                               and learning.      base
                                                                  Share assessment results                                         Twice a
                                                                  with child’s parents and                                         year at
                                                                  engage them in developing                                        minimum
                                                                  new goals for the child,
                                                                  according to assessment
                                                                  information.
                                                                  Individualize the lesson plans                                   daily
                                                                  based on new goals set for
                                                                  the child.

PPC   Approved   7/15/2011
PPC   Approved   8/18/2006
PPC   Approved   9/21/2007
PPC   Approved   8/27/2010




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