I have been asked many times by prospective parents "how do I know my child will be well cared for?" The answer is multidimensional and is deeply specific to each family. Let's start at the beginning with a step by step approach to finding the perfect child care program for your family.
STEP 1: Define Your Perfect Situation - know what you want and ask the right questions to find out if the prospective program will be equipped to offer your ideal situation.
Many parents are looking for the following components:
- Healthy Meals
- Daily Reports
- Preschool Curriculum
- Warm Cuddly Environment
- Outside Play Time
- Educated Care Providers
- Parent Involvement
- Reasonable Pricing
There are many other items that parents look for when choosing the right child care program. Sit down well before it's time to place your child in a program and identify the components you feel are necessary. There are many ways to actually find child care programs.
Stay tuned for Step 2...Set Up a Tour
2: Set Up a Tour
3: The Interview
4: Enroll Your Child
Step 5: Evaluating Your Child Care Program