Professional Development

At Bouncing Bubbles Child Care, we value professional development which includes continuing education, training in specific topic areas, membership in professional organizations/associations and coaching. We feel that a quality childcare program begins with caregivers who are continually gaining knowledge in the following core competencies, as defined by NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care): relationships, interactions and guidance; child growth and development; learning environments and curriculum; health, safety and nutrition; assessment and screening; special needs and inclusion; and professional and business practices.

A yearly Professional Development Plan for Chrissie will be created in January and reviewed by Home Start.

Professional Development planning will include a review of program evaluations, job descriptions, required yearly training, CPR and First Aid certification, FBI background checks, current trainings/coursework, association memberships and requirements from Quality for ME, NAFCC Quality Standards, FCCERS, BAS and Home Start Performance Standards. When timeline goals are met, documentation (training certificates, transcripts, etc.) will be verified and indicated on the timeline as met.