When I started my new role as a director at a licensed child care center I was overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork that was required. Coming from a different state, the rules and regulations were quite different and I wanted to ensure that I had everything needed to be 100% in compliance with the state regulations. I called 4-C and asked them if they knew of any checklist of required information and I was told about a binder system they developed called "From Surviving to Thriving". This system is a binder system that has tabs for all the required paperwork as well as forms and checklists for staff and children files. We immediately bought the system and got busy locating all the necessary paperwork. I now have all the state required paperwork in a series of binders and when we had our licensing inspection, I simply gave them my box of binders and let them look through them. They did not have to ask me for anything during their time here, which made it a lot less stressful on me because I didn't have to scramble to try to find anything. The licensing inspector was very impressed with the binder system and how organized it is. We had a very successful licensing visit and I felt a sense of ease knowing that I was well informed on what they would be looking for.