Program Standards What are "Program Standards"?
Program standard points are based on an evaluation of the daily environment at your child's program. This includes:
Programs applying for the highest level in this component may choose to have an environment rating scale completed.
What is An Environment Rating Scale?
Environment rating scales are nationally recognized tools used to measure the quality of care offered by programs. These quality assessment scales were developed through the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Trained evaluators visit programs to observe the children and their environment. Evaluators score programs on how well, or how often, certain things occur. For example, evaluators will:
For more information on the rating scales, access the North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project web site.
How Did Your Child's Facility Score in the Area of Program Standards?
If you would like more information on programs standards, refer to the complete rule text for the star rated license requirements.
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