3301-37-03 Program.

(A) A written philosophy and goals shall give direction to the program and shall provide a basis for daily operation that shall address the needs, interests, and abilities of each child through quiet and active play.

(B) A written curriculum shall be adopted which describes developmentally appropriate activities, learning environment, and approaches which meet the individual needs of the children and is aligned to the early learning content standards adopted by the state board of education.

(C) ) The program's daily schedule for each age group shall include a balance of both quiet and active play, throughout the day which shall meet intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of each child through indoor and outdoor activities. The written daily schedule shall be reflected in actual observation of the program.

(D) A full-day program serving preschool children shall have a nap/rest period reflected in the daily written program. Nap/rest periods shall not exceed one and one-half hours in the daily schedule for any child in a full day program. A quiet space for children who want to rest or nap shall be provided.

(E) A child who attends the center for five hours or more on a given day shall be provided with a mat or cot to rest. The nap/rest period shall be flexible to meet individual needs with provisions for early risers and non-nappers.

(F) Children's developmental progress shall be reviewed and reported to parent(s) at established intervals. All reporting shall be according to established procedures of the program's governing board. A conference involving the teacher and parent shall be held at least twice a year.

(G) The program shall have on file and provide to each parent a parent handbook that will encourage parental participation and keep parents informed about the program's operations, services and policies. The handbook shall include information to advise parents how to obtain copies of inspection reports of the program and how to file a complaint.

Effective: 07/03/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/10/2014 and 07/03/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3301.53
Rule Amplifies: 3301.52 to 3301.59
Prior Effective Dates: 8/5/88, 5/28/04, 6/25/2009