Family Child Care is a vital part of the system of early education and care. Teachstone is committed to supporting family child care providers to ensure that all children are exposed to effective interactions that promote learning and development.
Observing in FCC Settings - Job Aid
Teachstone's job aid provides observers additional information about how to prepare for and conduct CLASS observations in family child care (FCC) settings.
Observing in Family Child Care homes presents a unique set of challenges. This document to be covers topics such as general guidance for observing in family child care homes, selecting which age level of the CLASS tool to use in mixed-age settings, the number of children who must be present in order to start the observation, and what to do when children go down for naps.
Presents an overview of the information that should be included in a protocol for conducting CLASS observations in family child care (FCC). This document is meant to serve as a guide to organizations that are developing a protocol for observing in this unique setting.
We recently asked our CLASS Community to nominate a family child care provider they thought deserved to be in the spotlight. We had so many lovely stories and nominations of teachers whose high-quality classroom interactions are making a difference in the lives of the children they cared for., Our winner was Vicki Schumm from Fargo, ND. Vicki is the owner, teacher, and everything else at Vicki's Childcare, her family child care program she has run from her home since 2010.