Need adult care home level in a facility licensed under G.S..13 ID, 122, or 13 1 D, but desire to ive in their own home or other private living setting.
Need Special Assistance payments to live safely at home and meet Special Assistance/In-Home (SA/IH) eligibility requirements.
Knowing what to look for is the first step in finding quality child care. This guide highlights important features of quality child care and provides a checklist to take with you when you visit child care facilities and interview caregivers.
Need adult care home level in a facility licensed under G.S..13 ID, 122, or 13 1 D, but desire to live in their own home or other private living setting.
Can, with appropriate services, have his/her health, safety and well-being maintained at home.
Meet the income and Medicaid-eligible criteria mentioned above.
Creative and fun activities help your child grow.
There is a daily balance of planned activities (for example: play time, story time and rest time).
Activities are appropriate for age or skill level. Children are not required to sit for long periods of time.
Children can choose from a variety of materials and activity areas of their own interest.
Children can reach play materials easily. There are enough materials for all children.
Settings include the following areas for children 2-5 years (examples of materials are given): Pretend play: dress-up clothes, house, or other materials for make-believe play.
Quiet play: books, puppets, flannel board.
Creative art: crayons, paint, paper, markers, glue, scissors, easel, clay.
Manipulatives (problem solving and small motor skills): puzzles, matching games, counting materials.
Block play: variety of blocks and building accessories.
Sensory play: water and/or sand table with appropriate toys.
Creative movement and music: records and tapes, instruments, dancing.
You can relax knowing your child is in a safe place.
Nutritious snacks and meals are offered daily.
The outdoor play area is fenced in.
Emergency exits are well marked and clear of furniture and materials.
Electrical outlets are covered, and cords are not within reach of children.
Cleaning supplies and medications are kept in locked cabinets and out of the reach of children.
Medications are given as instructed and with written permission from parents.
Parents are notified immediately of any accident or illness.
Caregivers observe proper health precautions when caring for a sick or hurt child (for example, gloves are used).
Washing hands is part of the daily routine for everyone - before eating and after messy activities, outdoor play, and toileting/diapering.
Caregivers share program policies and procedures with parents on a regular basis.
Infants and toddlers should be talked to, cuddled, and rocked frequently throughout the day.
Each infant should have his or her own crib. Bedding should be changed daily.
Diapers should be changed when needed - rather than on a set schedule.
Caregivers should wash their hands after changing each diaper.
Infants should be held while being fed a bottle. They should have their own cup, spoon, etc.