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Early Learning and Care Quality Assessment Requirements

Preschool
4. Indoor Physical Environment
  1 or 2 3 4 or 5
Does Not Meet Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations

Play equipment, toys and materials are disorganized Toys are not accessible on open shelves to children Furnishings are in poor condition Room set up does not allow for supervision of children The play environment is arranged into learning areas that are open and accessible throughout the day The play environment is designed to promote participation and peer interactions The play environment is designed to promote independent use by children Floor space with suitable floor coverings is available Safe storage space available for equipment/toys and materials Safe mirror at child's eye level in the playroom Two or more educational play materials reflecting people with disabilities are accessible in two areas Two or more educational play materials reflecting diverse people/cultures are accessible in two areas Organized storage space available Time is scheduled daily for staff to prepare materials in advance of learning experiences Environment adjusted to meet the needs of children Child height windows in doors/walls to see out Two or more educational play materials reflecting people with disabilities are accessible in at least three areas Two or more educational play materials reflecting diverse people/cultures are accessible in at least three areas

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