Quality Rating 1: Positive Guidance

Next Steps

Check your document one more time as you prepare to upload it to the Maryland EXCELS System.

Step 1: Check your document

Your document should include:

  • All the ways you use positive behavior supports and strategies with children
  • How, when, and why you provide choices for children
  • How you use redirection to guide children

Step 2: Save your document

Use a file name you can find easily when you upload it to the system (example: guidance-policy.docx).

Use any one of these formats:

  • Typed electronic version of your written policy (examples: Microsoft Word, PDF)
  • Scanned versions of your written policy  (examples: PDF, PNG, JPG)
  • Digital image of your written policy  (examples: JPG, PNG, PDF)

Step 3: Upload your document (DAP 3.1)

Log into the Maryland EXCELS System to upload your written policy of positive behavioral practices.

Select Add new file, Select file and save.