Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 1: Staffing

1.8 Human Resource Management

1.8.2 Evaluation Staff Improvement Plan

When a staff member of a center or a large family child care home does not meet the minimum competency level, that employee should work with the employer to develop a plan to assist the person in achieving the necessary skills. The plan should include a timeline for completion and consequences if it is not achieved.
Children must be protected from incompetent caregiving. A system for evaluation and a plan to promote continued development are essential to assist staff to meet performance requirements (1).
Whether the caregiver/teacher meets the minimum competency level is related to the director’s assessment of the caregiver’s/teacher’s performance.
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS Pre-service Training Initial Orientation of All Staff Orientation for Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs Orientation Topics First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training for Staff Continuing Education for Directors and Caregivers/Teachers in Centers and Large Family Child Care Homes Continuing Education for Small Family Child Care Home Caregivers/Teachers Training of Staff Who Handle Food Child Abuse and Neglect Education Training on Occupational Risk Related to Handling Body Fluids Education of Center Staff Training Time and Professional Development Leave Payment for Continuing Education Maintenance and Content of Staff and Volunteer Records
  1. University of California Berkeley Human Resources. Guide to managing human resources. Chapter 7: Performance management.