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Early Learning and Care Quality Assessment Requirements

14. Meals And/Or Snack Time
  1 or 2 3 4 or 5
Does Not Meet Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations

Food is used as a reward or punishment Young infants' bottles are propped up when they are being fed Space and equipment for minor food preparation is not located in the room No conversations and/or interactions occur during meals and/or snack times Individual children's needs are not met during meal times Utensils and dishes are not available to support individual feeding needs and are not adapted as required Children do not sit in small groups Equipment required for seating is not appropriate for the size, ability and developmental level of the children Food is always served on dishes or napkins Meal and/or snack times are viewed as a time for socialization and conversation Water and refrigeration is located in the room Adult seating is accessible Staff serve food while sitting with children during mealtimes Food preparation area in the room is not used for other uses Staff use meals and/or snack times as opportunities for enhanced language learning

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