My policy assessment

Getting started

The first step is to gather all of your policies and have them in front of you so you can assess them. These policies can be found in program documents such as those listed below. Check off the documents your program has?

Getting Started

  • Tip: Policies are usually found in family or staff handbooks (formal policies) or scattered throughout newsletters and flyers given to families, training materials for staff, or schedules and menus (informal policies). While informal policies are helpful for reinforcing and communicating formal policies and recommended practices, formal policies are especially important because they can provide a “last word” on a particular subject.