6 Most Important Safety Aspects of Child Daycare
Child daycare is one solution that is chosen by most working parents to get someone to take care of their children while they are working. However, it does not mean that we can simply choose any place and leave our children there. To decrease our worries, the following 6 aspects may become our considerations before choosing any child care. Those 6 aspects are :
1. Video surveillance usage in a child daycare
There are many crime cases that happen to little children when they are left in a child daycare center. We never know what will happen during our children’s nap time. That is why video surveillance is needed. We should increase our awareness and change our mindset. Never simply think that our kids will be safe since there are governmental regulations about it. Most of these child daycare services provide fun, safe and enjoyment environment for our children. However, many crimes, assaults or even unpleasant things out there may happen without us knowing about this. It is better to choose a daycare center that uses video so that we can check our children’s condition at home or work by internet. This video offers a help for us to protect our lovely kid from any kinds of abuse, neglect or crime.
2. Acknowledge of the employees’ background
Avoid a child daycare that has a high turnover of employee. It is better if we can find a daycare preschool center that has long working period employees. As parents, we are also suggested to check the employees’ background. Employees’ genders also bring an effect. It does not mean that male employees or teachers are not good but it will be better if we choose a child daycare center that hires women since they have more experience and sense of maternity than men.
3. Investigate the child daycare’s track records
When we already decide to choose a certain daycare then we can start to search as much information as possible about their track records. We can try to find out whether our chosen daycare has many complaints and violation reports. If possible, we can contact local police agency to find whether the child daycare that we choose has ever involved in some kinds of crime investigation or not.
4. Make an unexpected visit to see the real condition
There are so many requirements that have to be fulfilled by a child daycare before they can get the license. However, it does not mean that our children is completely save there. Sometimes, it is suggested to have a sudden visit. Through this kind of visit, we can see the real condition of a daycare environment including the staffs’ behavior. The visit needs to be held in different times because some child day cares hire college students as part time staffs. As a matter of fact, most of young women do not have patience and care as older women.
5. Check the safety concern of the daycare
Running a child daycare is not only all about business. They also need to have great concern on children’s safety that is already left to their hands. It is dealing with the crime cases that happen with children as victim. Many times, strange people successfully kidnap children by saying that they are family or relatives of the children. As parents, we are suggested to find a child daycare center that has secured pick up staff. It is even better if we can find a daycare that requests ID card for every people who want to pick up the children from the daycare.
6. Aware of new daycare staffs’ behavior
Every time we know that our chosen child daycare has a new staff then we have to be aware of this. We can take our children to enter the daycare to find out the new staff’s appearance and personality. Take a look at any changes that may happen. Sometimes, we do not aware of insulting or neglecting behavior of the staff. If this happens we can make a report to the owner or management staff. Just imagine that it may happen to our own children. This can happen to a home daycare or other child day cares, so we have to be aware all the times.