45 CFR 1304.21(a), 1304.21(c), 1304.53(a)

Related Forms:Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale

• The Head Start classroom will ensure a safe and healthy environment that promotes optimal development in all areas through positive, supportive, individualized relationships with adults and opportunities for exploration, hands-on learning, and peer interactions appropriate to children's age and stage of development and cultural background.

• Set up the physical environment to foster optimal growth and development.

• Ensure adult child interactions are positive, supportive and individualized.

• Develop behavior guidelines that promote positive social skills through establishing consistent behavior expectations.

• Develop and post a daily classroom schedule that is developmentally appropriate.