A Good Daycare That Provides Quality Childcare Conducts Criminal Background Checks
Thursday, November 03, 2011
by Sharon Zaleski
When searching for a good daycare center, there are so many things you need to consider. After all, choosing quality childcare may be one of the most difficult and important decisions you’ll make. You need to take your time and do your homework so you make the right choice.
To assess quality, make sure you visit the daycare center(s) you’re considering and ask a lot of questions such as:
- Adult to child ratio
- Caregiver qualifications
During your visit, also observe the safety rules, cleanliness, and condition of the daycare, toys and equipment. Ask the director if all employees are screened with criminal background checks. Make sure the daycare’s approach to child development includes age-appropriate learning activities.
Lastly, go online! The NACCRRA (National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies) has posted a map on their website — which provides access by state to a Child Care Fact Sheet, Child Care Center Standards and Oversight Rating and State Family Child Care rating. Some states (in blue) have a link so you can view daycare inspection reports. States in red provide a link to contact information on child care licensing since inspection reports aren’t available online.
Click here to view the map and information.
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