A parent wants to ensure that their child is safe, happy, and well-cared for a while in someone else’s hands or a daycare. However, settling on the best daycare can be a daunting task (watch the video below). Here are four questions to ask before deciding on the most suitable daycare.
What is the training level of the staff? The more training and education staff members have received, the more likely they’ll recognize problems and know how to handle them properly.
What is the staff-to-child ratio? Ensure you know the number of children under each caretaker because it varies from state to state. The fewer kids per adult, the greater the likelihood that each child will get individualized attention.
What is the mode of keeping Parents informed? A parent should know how the chosen daycare communicates with parents. Ask if they send home daily reports that allow a parent to know how their child has been doing throughout the day.
How does the center handle emergencies? Emergencies can happen anywhere, so daycare centers need to have emergency plans. Ask what happens if a child gets hurt or sick. For more details, contact home!