The Resource, Referral, and Technical Assistance Unit is offering information, tools, indivualized training, and other supports to Child Care facilities by request. TA Coaches bring together resources from Child Care Licensing and many early childhood experts to assist child care providers with specific issues or to assist in improving the overall quality of their program.
To learn more and to schedule a consultation with a TA Coach, please contact one of the following individuals:
Penny Hotovec 307-754-2245 ext. 22. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tania Trujillo 307-777-7290, email@example.com
Stoney Busch 307-473-3933, firstname.lastname@example.org email DFSCCTA@wyo.gov
Suspension & Expulsion Policy Tool Kit
Suspension & Expulsion Policy Tool Kit
|Sample policy statement (Parent Handbook)-child care center||Word|
|Sample policy statement (Parent Handbook)-child care home||Word|
|Suspension & Expulsion Policy examples||Word|
|Professional Learning Collaborative Facilitators|
|Wyoming Suspension & Expulsion Support Resources||Word|
|Sample Child's Record||Word|
Child Care Expulsion Resources
|Feeling Chart English|
|Feeling Chart Spanish|
|Feeling Chart-Flower Spanish|
Center on the Developing Child
|Children's Emotional Development Is Built into the Architecture of Their Brains|
|Establishing a Level Foundation for Life: Mental Health Begins in Early Childhood|
|How Early Experiences Shape the Development of Executive Functions|
|In Brief: Early Child Hood Mental Health|
|In Brief: Early Child Hood Mental Health-Spanish|
|In Brief: Executive Function Skills for Life and Learning|
|In Brief: Executive Function Skills for Life and Learning-Spanish|
|In Brief: The Science of Neglect|
|Maternal Depression Can Undermine Development|
|Persistent Fear and Anxiety Can Affect Young Children's Learning and Development|
|Science of Early Childhood Development|
|Science of Early Childhood Development-Spanish|
Challenging Behavior Resources
|Biting: Parenting Tool|
|Get a Timer|
|Problem Solving Boy|
|Best Practice for Managing Out-of-Control Children|
|Working with Children with Challenging Behavior: A Team Approach|
|Social Emotional Tools|
|Super Friend Award|
|What Works Briefs|
|8 Things to Remember About Child Development|
|Foundations of Lifelong Health|
|Social Emotional Development|
|Infant Toddler Temperament Tool-Toddler|
|Infant Toddler Temperament Tool-Infant|
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Resources
|IECMH Consultation Brief|
Executive Functioning Brain Building
|5 Steps to Brain-Building Serve and Return|
|Executive Functions Activities for 6 to 18 month-olds|
|Executive Functions Activities for 18 to 36 month-olds|
|Executive Functions Activities for 3 to 5 year-olds|
|Executive Functions Activities for 5 to 7 year-olds|
|3 Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families|
|Supporting and Responding to Behavior: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers||osepideasthatwork.org|
|Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) National Technical Assistance Center||https://www.pbis.org/|
|Addressing Challenging Behaviors with Pyramid Model|
Self-Regulation Skill Building
|Tip Sheet: Self-Regulation Infants|
|Tip Sheet: Home Accessible|
|Tip Sheet: Infants Accessible|
|Tip Sheet: Preschool Accessible|
|Tip Sheet: Toddlers Accessible|
|Make the Most of Playtime|
|Teaching Your Child to: Cooperate with Requests|
|Teaching Your Child to: Identify and Express Emotions|
|Teaching Your Child to: Become Independent with Daily Routines|
|Teaching your Child About Feelings (from Birth to Age 2)|
Wyoming Early Learning Guidelines Foundations
|Early Learning Guidelines: For Children Ages 0 - 3|
|Early Learning Guidelines: For Children Ages 3 - 5|
WY Quality Counts
The WY Quality Counts! Program is housed in the Wyoming State Department of Workforce Services.The goal of the program is to raise awareness about why quality child care matters for Wyoming’s children, their families and our future. With funding from the Wyoming State Legislature, this program also provides scholarships, grants and training to Wyoming’s early childhood industry.
Quality early care, whether at home or outside the home, is more than a safe and nurturing place for children. Quality programs prepare children for success by using developmentally-appropriate teaching methods and materials to develop cognitive, language, social/emotional, and motor skills.
Providing Care for Children Receiving Subsidy
To receive payment for child care services, you must either be a licensed provider or legally exempt from licensing. If you are exempt from licensing, you must meet to following conditions to be eligible to receive payment:
- You must be 18 years.
- You must reside in Wyoming.
- Assure that all children in your care are currently immunized and keep a copy of the child’s immunization record in your home.
- You must have an operable phone and smoke detector or fire alarm system at the place where care is provided (Note: a phone may not be required if care is provided in the child’s home and a phone is available nearby).
- Agree to lock up all weapons, ammunition, poisons, chemicals, bleach and cleaning materials to make them inaccessible to children.
- You must submit verification that you are currently certified in infant/child CPR and first aid within 90 days of the date you began to care for a child for payment from DFS.
- All adult household members and any substitute provider(s) who have access to the children in care must submit signed releases and receive favorable background checks from the Central Registry and the Division of Criminal Investigation.
How Do I Become Registered to Receive Payment?
Both licensed and unlicensed providers must submit a completed Provider Registration and a completed Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification to your local DFS office.
The Wyoming foundations for children three (3) through five (5), which support Wyoming’s young learners so they not only learn reading, writing, mathematics, but also become critical thinkers and problem solvers in academic and social situations, which were produced by the Wyoming Early Learning Foundations Committee (2013).
The Wyoming guidelines available to parents, caregivers, early childhood professionals and policy makers about development and early learning in the first three (3) years of life, which were produced by the Wyoming Early Learning Guidelines Task Force (2011).
The OKAY Manual is a Resource for Wyoming Caregivers
Through their dedication and commitment to quality care and
education, child care providers are working for Wyoming’s
future. Wyoming is fortunate to have a strong group of loving,
dedicated, and hard working early childhood professionals.
This manual is dedicated to these individuals who touch the lives of children every day.
Resources and Websites
- National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
- Council for Early Childhood Education
- Kids In Danger