A parenting plan checklist includes (Source: YourLegalRights):
Living arrangements and parenting schedules
Other holidays and special days
Children with special needs
Grandparents and extended family
Communication between parents
Making changes to the parenting plan
How problems will be solved
A parenting plan should be included in:
the content of the Separation Agreement; or
a Schedule attached to and forming part of the Separation Agreement.
Final Word: Detailed Parenting Plans are best for high conflict situations. Amicable couples can customize the items on their list and will not likely wish or need to address #8 to #14 and will include under the Access Arrangements section of their Separation Agreement. It will be simple, clear & easy for the family to adhere to at separation and going forward.