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Early Learning and Care Quality Assessment Requirements

6. Sensory, Science & Nature
  1 or 2 3 4 or 5
Does Not Meet Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations

No materials for science and nature learning experiences No materials for sensory learning experiences No equipment for sensory learning experiences Three or more developmentally-appropriate science and nature equipment and/or materials are accessible Three or more developmentally-appropriate sensory equipment and/or materials are accessible Sensory opportunities accessible throughout the day Three or more science and/or nature learning experiences planned and/or documented weekly One science and/or nature learning experience planned and/or documented daily Opportunities to experience natural objects and/or events Two or more planned and /or documented sensory learning experiences daily Permanent sensory equipment accessible to children in the play environment Evidence of extended science and/or nature projects

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