State Board Policy

DESCRIPTOR TERM: Family Day Care
CODE: 2007
ADOPTION DATE: April 19, 2000
REVISION: October 25, 2010

The State Department of Education shall:

  • Develop readiness training for Day Care Home Sponsors for children ages 0-4
  • Train sponsors on readiness for 0-4 years old
  • Provide training to sponsor representatives on use of readiness training program
  • How to present readiness training
  • Utilization/effectiveness checklist

Family Day Care Home Sponsors shall:

  • Attend training provided by State Department of Education on readiness
  • Adopt and implement readiness training in every family day care home under sponsorship
  • Annually train all providers on readiness
  • Train new family day care home providers prior to approval
  • Employ a child care director who is at least 21 years of age with a minimum of two years experience as director or caregiver
  • Establish a referral program for low literacy providers

Family Day Care Home Providers shall:

  • Attend annual training on the readiness as a condition of approval
  • Implement training in the family child care setting
  • Involve parents in training, send/handout progress reports home with children

Parents shall:

  • Reinforce training by using materials sent home with children

Sponsoring organizations shall implement in all homes under sponsorship by October 1, 2000 and each year thereafter.
Mississippi Department of Education     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     General Information: 601-359-3513

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