5 Steps to Finding Good Daycare

1. LOOK

 Trust your first impression. Does the home or center

look safe? Do the adults seem to enjoy being with children? Are

there plenty of toys? 

 

 

2. LISTEN

 What does the child care setting sound like? Do

voices sound cheerful and patient? If it’s too quiet, there may not be

enough activity. Too much noise may mean a lack of control. 

Visit more than once and speak with the childcare

providers, get to know them.

 

 

3. COUNT

 The number of children and staff in each group. A

small number of children per adult is especially important when

caring for groups of young children and babies. Are they abiding 

by the numbers they are approved for. 

 

 

4. ASK

 About the knowledge and experience of the people

who will be caring for your child. Quality caregivers are happy to

have you ask these questions and are always learning more about

teaching and caring for children.

 

 

5. CLEANLINESS

 Does it look clean and maintained? Is the smell of dirty diapers really strong, 

or does the place smell nice and clean. Obvoiously there would be a smell or diapers,

but the lack of changing children on a regular basis it would be really strong.  Are there

dishes piled in the sink or is the sink clean and counter cleaned.