The Standards are organized into 5 areas of practice with 15 Standards, each with Foundational and High Quality Indicators and implementation examples below:
Overview of the Standards of Quality
A brief history on the Standards:
Working with a family-centered approach that values families and recognizes them as integral to the Program.
Utilizing a family strengthening approach to support families to be strong, healthy, and safe, thereby promoting their success and optimal development.
Valuing, respecting, and embracing families’ diversity, and advancing equity and inclusion.
Developing a strong and healthy community by working collaboratively with various stakeholders and supporting families’ civic engagement, leadership development, and ability to effect systems change.
Looking at areas of Program strength, as well as areas for further development, in order to guide continuous quality improvement and achieve positive results for families.