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Old 01-16-2020, 04:33 AM
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Default Qualifications to Be Called a Preschool?

Are there any qualifications to promote your business as a preschool?
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:29 AM
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I would expect a documentable/scaffolding preschool curriculum, assessments, lesson plans, conferences, behavior plans, family engagement program and all the other QRIS requirements.

https://www.ersi.info/fccers.html
https://ecquality.acf.hhs.gov/

That was when we were encouraged to advertise as such, once we completed the process, were observed and scored. Each state may be different, though. Education is a mandatory part of childcare here, now. It is in the basic operating requirements (rules & regs), not just "above and beyond" anymore. "Just childcare" has already been phased out.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:30 AM
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We are a family daycare that promotes to parents and community as a preschool because of how our space is setup and what we offer which is a balanced program of play and learning that includes a daily schedule, preschool curriculum made up of weekly themes, letters,shapes, colors, prereading/premath skills etc. We also complete progress reports and conduct parent teacher conference twice a year,etc. So I think if you set up your family daycare like a preschool you can promote it as one.
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Anyone can call themselves a preschool here. It usually means they only take kids 2-5 or 3-6 years old.
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:51 PM
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Anyone can be called preschool here in California. Idk about elsewhere! We can call it whatever we want. I like to use the example: "Babies Sit and Stare Daycare" where they put the babies in bumbos in front of a tv all day, but that same program can also legally be called, "Baby Einstein's preschool academy" lol
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