- Be sure that the daycare that we choose already well known for their program and service.
Do some research to find out whether this place has ever received any complaints in the past. We can try to do some interview with previous teacher, provider or even the care giver itself. Discover who is the teacher in the daycare right now and make small conversation with them will be valuable as our point of view. Talk with other parents.
Connected with other parents that leave their child in child care is also important. It is simply because we can reveal any problem that may happen in a daycare. We also can get their experience and share anything that they may know better than us. It will be a great point of view to make a decision before choosing a daycare.
- If we are a newcomer in the neighborhood then try to talk with the receptionist in pediatrician are.
They know the environment better so they can give you a lot of information and explanation dealing with our needs to find the right daycare for our child. If we can find a doctor or nurse then it will be better. Unluckily, the people with those two professions usually get busy with their business so may do not have a lot of time to help us.
- Check the school or daycare hiring policies and practices.
It is needed to do because we need to reveal their methods on staff hiring. Do they check the applicable reference, background and employment history? It is needed because we are absolutely do not want to leave our child with stranger or untrusted person. Professional daycare will be held double check before accept any staff applicant.
- Find out whether the daycare is showing great welcome and encourage parental participation.
Good daycare should ask for parent participation so that they can do some two way communication. By doing this, parent and child care staff can cooperate to increase child development and learning process.
- Pay attention to the drop and visit regulation.
Good daycare should allow us to drop and visit their place freely to watch our children.
- Be sure that daycare always informs us about any plan or trip that they have.
The great daycare usually informs us if they have a field trip and outing to get our permission. Especially daycare preschool, we have always required to sign some letter to permit our children joining the plan.
- Pay attention to the facility that they have.
Do not easily trust what shown on flyer, newspaper or picture. Get a visit to know whether they already have great facilities as mentioned or not. Many cases that great facilities as shown in the picture is taken a few years ago and when we are visit it is not even similar to the picture.
- Check out their picking up security regulation.
Good daycare usually has a regulation that prohibits strange people to easily pick up the child. We do not want to give any chances to stranger to kidnap our child right? Make a statement, writer one will be better to make a list of people who can pick up our child. Inform that, any other people that do not put on the list cannot take the children even they admit as family before getting any of our permission.