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  1. Standard 1: Family Centered Approaches
    3 Topics
  2. Standard 2: Family Support, Education and Referrals
    6 Topics
  3. Standard 3: Encourage Family Connection through Child-Led Play
    4 Topics
  4. Standard 4: Cultural Competency and Cultural Safety
    5 Topics
  5. Standard 5: Professional and Ethical Conduct
    5 Topics
  6. Standard 6: Early Learning and Play-Based Programming
    3 Topics
  7. Standard 7: Evaluation & Quality Improvement
    4 Topics
  8. Standard 8: Design, Function, Safety and Hygiene of Physical Environment
    7 Topics
  9. Standard 9: Partnerships and Collaboration
    5 Topics
  10. Standard 10: Governance
    4 Topics
  11. Standard 11: Planning, Administration and Information Management
    5 Topics
  12. Standard 12: Finance and Risk Management
    5 Topics
  13. Standard 13: Human Resources
    5 Topics
Lesson 10, Topic 1
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10.1 Governance Practices Support Accountability and Effectiveness

John May 11, 2020
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FRP or host agency is governed by a board of directors that supports FRP effectiveness and is accountable to FRP participants and the community served.

Benchmark Quality Indicators

  • FRP or host agency board meetings are held at least every two months, of which formal written minutes are kept.
  • FRP or host agency board composition considers the required skills, expertise, and experience required for FRP effectiveness and desired outcomes.

Innovation and Promising Practices

  • FRP or host agency board meeting materials (e.g., board meeting agendas, minutes, and policies) are circulated in advance of board meetings, ideally a minimum of 3 days prior.
  • FRP or host agency board meeting agendas focus on governance related matters rather than operational details.
  • FRP or host agency board reviews its performance annually.
  • FRP or host agency board plans proactively for board member succession and has term limits established to support regular board renewal.