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Tips for picking the RIGHT Daycare provider

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One of the most important decisions you will make as a parent is choosing a child care provider. You want your children to participate in programs that encourage creative exploration and discovery, lessons that prepare them for a lifetime of learning, and above all, you want your children to be safe and happy. To help you narrow down your choices and make an informed decision, we’ve compiled some information for you to use as you visit each child care location. Take your time and review.



Center Environment –

Staff is patient loving, and  responsive.

Positive communication with children.

Person conducting tour acknowledged child.

Warm and inviting atmosphere.



Adult supervision at all times.

Hand washing techniques followed by caregivers.

All dangerous products, such as medications and chemicals, are kept

out of reach.

Security cameras.

Current license and permits posted.

Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

Teachers are First Aid certified.

Secure drop off/pick up procedures.


Family Communication-   

Emergency plans are provided.

Regular verbal and written communication.


Learning Environment-

Prepare students to meet latest Kindergarten readiness standards.

Expands skills through small/ large and individual/group activities.

Sees each child as an individual; and encourages them to explore.

Follows developmentally appropriate practices/guidelines set forth  by NAEYC.

Daily outdoor play.

Small class sizes.

Teachers receive professional development.

Advanced curriculum.

Tips for picking the RIGHT Daycare provider

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