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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 8, Topic 2
8.2 Inviting and Comfortable
FRP creates a physical environment that is inviting and comfortable for the children and families it serves.
Benchmark Quality Indicators
- Furniture and equipment are child-sized, as appropriate.
- The environment has adult-oriented features such as coat racks, conversational groupings of chairs, space/seating for nursing, and coffee facilities.
- The environment is clean and well kept. Toys and equipment are in good repair and the environment conveys the informality of the FRP.
Innovation and Promising Practices
- The environment includes access to outdoor play space.
- Environment includes things like stroller parking, accessible washrooms, and changing areas.
- The FRP has access to spaces for separate adult programming such as a community kitchen, a parent education room, and/or a room for private conversations.