Go NAPSACC's provider tools guide child care providers through 5 simple steps to make healthy changes to their programs. Learn more below about each of the steps and tools offered.
Step 1 in the process is to assess current practices.
Our self-assessments help child care providers compare their practices to Go NAPSACC best-practice standards. Providers can assess their own practices in any of the Go NAPSACC modules and identify areas in need of improvement.
Step 2 focuses on creating an action plan for change.
Our action planning tool helps providers set goals and create plans for improvement. Based on the self-assessment results, providers can build on their strengths or make big strides toward positive change. Once a goal is selected, the action planning tool creates a sample action plan to edit and customize. That action plan becomes a roadmap to success.
Step 3 is to put the plans into action.
Our tips and materials library offers resources to help providers complete action plans and reach their goals. The library offers how-to guides, educational materials for staff, ideas for classroom activities, and communication tools for working with parents. Providers have everything they need at their fingertips to help them reach their goals, and many of the resources are also available in Spanish.
Step 4 is to take part in training to learn new skills.
Go NAPSACC online trainings dig deeper into the best practices and provides ways to implement new tools. Trainings show providers how their practices improve children’s health, and offer clear and practical advice for improving practices in their own programs.
Step 5 is to reassess and celebrate progress.
Once providers have accomplished their goals, they take the self-assessment again in order to document their improvement. Go NAPSACC shows what’s working and what still needs work, and we help you continue improving using the tools to focus on your next move.