Child Care: Tips for Choosing Good Day Care Centers | Parents

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Selecting a Day Care Center is an important step for any growing family.
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So how do you choose the best one?
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Here are some tips to consider.
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First, search for licensed Day Care Centers.
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While each state has different requirements for verifying Day Care facilities, all states
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offer some form of a licensing process.
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This process doesn’t guarantee a perfect day care but it does insure that the facility
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complies with basic health, safety and care regulations.
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Second, set up a time to observe the Day Care Center.
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During your visit, watch both the staff and the children.
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Does the stuff seemed attentive, caring and involved?
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Do the children look happy, comfortable and engaged?
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Are they comforted if distressed?
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Also, look at the types of toys and activities the center offers and see where the children
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eat, nap, and play.
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Finally, ask questions.
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Be proactive in finding out information about the Day Care Center.
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Be sure to ask about the center’s caregiver to child ratio and their philosophies, on
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discipline and play and learning.
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And don’t be afraid to talk with parents dropping off their children.
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Remember to trust your instincts and always keep in mind that you are just looking for
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a great day care.
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You’re looking for the best day care that fits with your child and your family.
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