Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 9: Administration

9.4 Records

9.4.3 Staff Records Maintenance of Attendance Records for Staff Who Care for Children

Centers and large family child care homes should keep daily attendance records listing the names of each caregiver/teacher and/or substitute in attendance, the hours each individual worked, and the names of the children in their care. When a caregiver/teacher, substitute provider and/or volunteer cares for more than one group of children during their hours worked, daily attendance records will reflect the names of the children cared for during each block of time.
Promoting the health and safety of individual children requires keeping records regarding supervision of each child in care. This standard ensures that the facility knows which children are receiving care at any given time and who is responsible for directly supervising each child. It also aids in the surveillance of child:staff ratios and provides data for program planning. Past attendance records are essential in conducting complaint investigations including child abuse.
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS Maintenance and Content of Staff and Volunteer Records