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Indoor Environment

  1. Program offers 3 or more activity/learning centers that are accessible simultaneously for 2 or more hours.
  2. Program offers an additional 2 or more activity/learning centers that are accessible simultaneously for 2 or more hours.
  3. Program has a block activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  4. Program has an art activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  5. Program has a dramatic play activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  6. Program has a math activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  7. Program has a science activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  8. Program has a music and movement activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  9. Program has a sand/water/sensory activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  10. Program has a manipulative activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  11. Program has a language and literacy activity/learning center that is accessible for children's use.
  12. Program has a cozy area available for children's use.
  13. There are additional materials available to enrich activity areas and maintain interest.
  14. The floor in the eating and messy play/art area is easily washable.
  15. Children's art is displayed.
  16. There are some tables and chairs that are child-sized.
  17. There is open space for active physical play inside.
  18. Programs have materials that reflect the lives of their children and families, as well as the diversity found in society.
  19. There is a personalized storage space for each child's belongings.
  20. There are windows that allow natural light to enter each room that is used for play.
  21. Furniture promotes self-help skills.
  22. Tables and floor space allow children to use materials and equipment without being crowded.
  23. Sleeping infants are easily supervised.