Benchmark – Connecting the Community Through Technology

Parents can use the handbook of a child care facility to learn about the procedures and expectations of the facility to assist them in selecting the best placement for their children.For this assignment, you will create a handbook for a child care facility you plan to open. The purpose of the handbook is to provide prospective families with information about the center.You may use information from any of your previous assignments in this course to assist you in building the content of your handbook (incorporating any constructive feedback you may have received from your instructor).Include information for each of the following:School Philosophy, Mission, and VisionReadiness for Learning    •    Based on the digital handouts created in Topic 1, write an explanation of how you will evaluate each child’s readiness for learning (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and/or physical).Instructional Planning    •    A sample lesson plan on the topic of your choice as an example of instruction you would provide to the children in a specific age range. Be sure the lesson plan addresses young children’s characteristics and needs, including strengths, interests, and needs that enable each student to advance and accelerate his or her learning.Using the “Safety Considerations Table and Checklist,” determine safety policies on the following:    •    Daily schedule – pick-up and drop off processes, monitoring attendance, lunch/snacks, and naps    •    Safe use of technology    •    Fire safety and evacuationNutrition    •    Based on what you learned about nutritional practices in Topic 4, create a guideline for meals/snacks for one age group (0-6 months, 7-11 months, 1 year-olds, 2-year-olds, or 3- and 4-year-olds) that you could present to families.Health policies on the following:    •    Illness    •    Screenings    •    Immunization information    •    Allergies    •    MedicationCommunity    •    Communication and collaboration with families/volunteers that allow others to    participate in the children’s development and learning.