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Standards of Practice
Standard 1: Family Centered Approaches3 Topics
Standard 2: Family Support, Education and Referrals6 Topics
Standard 3: Encourage Family Connection through Child-Led Play4 Topics
Standard 4: Cultural Competency and Cultural Safety5 Topics
Standard 5: Professional and Ethical Conduct5 Topics
Standard 6: Early Learning and Play-Based Programming3 Topics
Standard 7: Evaluation & Quality Improvement4 Topics
Standard 8: Design, Function, Safety and Hygiene of Physical Environment7 Topics
Standard 9: Partnerships and Collaboration5 Topics
Standard 10: Governance4 Topics
Standard 11: Planning, Administration and Information Management5 Topics
Standard 12: Finance and Risk Management5 Topics
Standard 13: Human Resources5 Topics
Lesson 1, Topic 1
1.1 Build on Family Strengths
FRP builds on the unique strengths of each family.
Benchmark Quality Indicators
- Engagement with families is based on respect, understanding, compassion and non-judgement.
- Staff are skilled at identifying strengths and using language that emphasizes those qualities.
- Staff recognize that the parent is the expert on their child, all parents have strengths, all parents want the best for their child, and that parents want support and affirmation.
Innovation and Promising Practices
- Confidential intake forms with family profile, needs and goals are utilized.
- Staff are trained to offer one to one support and referrals to families when appropriate.
- Pamphlets and resources are available to inform families of extra supports available.
- FRP design reflects families’ priorities.
- FRP is inclusive and flexible to meet the needs of families.
- FRP is free of charge and there are no barriers to service.