Early Childhood Resources for the NLSA Self Study

In His Hands   Many of the resources come from In His Hands (IHH), download your free copy!
Use the following to help you formulate policies and procedures for your center.   Use “as is” or adapt to meet your needs.

Standard 1 – Purpose

  • 1A – Mission and Ministry
    • Early Childhood Mission Statement – IHH, p. 99
  • 1B – Philosophy
    • Early Childhood Mission Statement – IHH, p. 100

Standard 2 – Relationships

Standard 3 – Leadership

Standard 4 – Personnel

  • Orientation for New Staff – IHH, p. 135
  • Job Descriptions:
    • Teacher – IHH, pp. 136 – 139
    • Aide – IHH, p. 139
    • Custodian – IHH, p. 140
    • Lunch Assistant – IHH, 141 – 142
  • Staff Handbook
  • Code of Ethics   This was adapted from the Pacific Southwest District LCMS

Standard 5 – Staff/Child Interactions

Standard 6 – Facilities

Standard 7 – Wellness

Standard 8 – Curriculum

Standard 9 – Infant and Toddlers

Standard 10 – Continuous Improvement

  • Work Environment Survey
  • Environment Safety Checklist, IHH, pp. 150 – 151
  • Parent Surveys – IHH, pp. 167 – 170
  • Others***(more coming)

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