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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
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Description

FRP promotes parenting education in a group-setting that focuses on child growth & development, including physical, cognitive and social development.

Benchmark Quality Indicators

  • FRP has a plan to regularly offer information and education on Early Childhood Development.
  • FRP offers a variety of other topics related to child rearing.  For example, temperament, attachment, health care, nutrition, environmental safety and injury prevention, etc.
  • FRP helps participating families recognize child development or behaviour issues that may require additional services in a sensitive, confidential manner and offers information on possible referral options.
  • Staff and outside professionals providing the parent education programs are qualified.
  • FRP is aware of the five core principles of an FRP drop-in.

Innovation and Promising Practices

  • FRP offers a parent educational program (such as Nobody’s Perfect), delivered at least once or twice a year in a group setting.
  • Agency’s service delivery includes a partnership of an Infant Development Program Consultant, speech therapist, and/or Supported Child Care Consultant, Public Health Nurse, etc., that regularly attends the FRP to connect with families that have concerns about their child’s development and/or behaviour issues.
  • If FRP staff has a concern about the language development of a specific child they work with the local speech therapist to talk to all participating families about typical speech and language development.
  • Ages & Stages screening offered in facility.
  • FRP provides parent education programs that are culturally relevant and appropriate for a wide range of parents – consider literacy levels, fluency in English and/or cognitive abilities.
  • FRP offers child-minding and a variety of formats and times, such as afternoon or evening workshops, full-day programs and multi-session series.
  • Circle of Security is offered to families.