Family Day Care Rating Scale (FDCRS) Items

Rating: 1-7

  1. Furnishings for routine care and learning
  2. Furnishings for relaxation and comfort
  3. Child-related display
  4. Indoor space arrangement
  5. Active physical play
  6. Space to be alone. a) infants/toddlers b) 2 years and older
  7. Arriving/leaving
  8. Meals/snacks
  9. Nap/rest
  10. Diapering/toileting
  11. Personal grooming
  12. Health
  13. Safety
  14. Informal use of language. a) infants/toddlers b) 2 years and older
  15. Helping children understand language. a) infants/toddlers b) 2 years and older
  16. Helping children use language
  17. Helping children reason
  18. Eye-hand coordination
  19. Art
  20. Music and movement
  21. Sand and water play
  22. Dramatic play
  23. Blocks
  24. Use of T.V.
  25. Schedule of daily activities
  26. Supervision of play indoors and outdoors
  27. Tone
  28. Discipline
  29. Cultural awareness
  30. Relationship with parents
  31. Balancing personal caregiving responsbilities
  32. Opportunities for professional growth

FDCRS for Special Needs Children

  1. Adaptations for basic care (phys. handicap)
  2. Adaptations for activities (phys. handicap)
  3. Adaptations for other special needs
  4. Communication (exceptional)
  5. Language/reasoning (exceptional)
  6. Learning and play activities (exceptional)
  7. Social development (exceptional)
  8. Caregiving preparation