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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 3, Topic 3
3.3 Group Setting Programming
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.