Archive for the ‘ABC Program Expert’ Category

I’d like to know the minimum of duplicates – if it says that there should be at least 3 per child – does that mean if you have 10 children, you should provide 30 rattles?

I am currently looking at purchasing new materials for some of our classrooms and have downloaded the materials guide needed for each age group. I’d like to know the minimum of duplicates – if it says that there should be at least 3 per child – does […]

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Will my ABC monitor need to observe a planned indoor physical activity and/or a nutritional lesson for all age groups during my ABC visit?

  In regards to the implementation of the new Grow Healthy standards, will my ABC monitor need to observe a planned indoor physical activity and/or a nutritional lesson for all age groups during my ABC visit?     The ABC Grow Healthy standards require that all Level […]

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Can you please help us understand the new ABC guideline that suggests we need to have a “least restrictive environment” in our infant toddler classrooms?

  Can you please help us understand the new ABC guideline that suggests we need to have a “least restrictive environment” in our infant toddler classrooms? There seems to be some confusion about whether or not programs will lose points on an ABC visit just for having […]

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What are ABC’s guidelines for photography?

  In our work, we encourage caregivers to take and post photographs of the children at play, with the stipulation that they obtain written permission from the children’s parents. One of the caregivers I work with is under the impression that posting photographs is not acceptable to […]

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If a child at 8 months can hold their bottle, can they be placed on a “boppy” to feed themselves?

  If a child at 8 months can hold their bottle, can they be placed on a “boppy” and let them feed themselves with no adult contact?   stable regular income   ABC standards state that all infants must be held and talked to while  “bottle-feeding”.  Caregiving […]

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Should one year olds (12 mo. – 24 mo.) be given whole milk or 2% milk?

  Should one year olds (12 mo. – 24 mo.) be given whole milk or 2% milk?     ABC Child Care, South Carolina’s Quality Improvement System, has five levels of recognition. Each level is defined by quality standards based on research regarding the types of practices […]

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