Choosing Quality Child Care

Steps to Choosing Quality Child Care

Placing your child in childcare will be one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make as a parent. When choosing a child care arrangement you want to make sure you choose the best program for your family, which will stimulate them and fulfill their every need. There are several things you can do to help ensure that you choose an arrangement that both you and your child will enjoy and be comfortable with.

  1. Initial Phone Call
  2. First Visit
  3. Observe
  4. Resources

Questions to Ask

During your initial phone call, here are a few questions you might ask:

  • What are your days and hours of operation?
  • What are your fees and what do they include?
  • Are meals and snacks provided?
  • Can you give me 2 references?

Reference Checks

Once you have made your initial phone calls and checked references, you should narrow your choices and schedule one-on-one appointments with at least 3 childcare programs and plan a visit to each.