Children’s Learning & Development
This is the largest domain containing 12 standards related to children’s learning and development. Included are standards related to the learning environment, curriculum, and interactions between children and adults.
Health & Safety
This domain contains 6 standards related to focuses on children’s health and safety. These include practices and policies encouraging the development of healthy habits, as well as supporting children with special health needs.
The Oregon Registry is used to measure qualifications and ongoing professional development of providers and program staff.
This domain focuses on partnerships with families and consists of 4 standards. This domain includes the use of a Spark Family Survey which offers the opportunity to seek feedback from families about the program.
Administration & Business Practices
This domain consists of 6 standards which focus on good business practices and professionalism which are important not only to stay in business, but to retain staff and reduce turnover.