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1) Be Informed
- Contact your local Resource and Referral agency (www.rrnetwork.org under family service)
- Conact your regional state CCL office which licenses child care (for compliant information).
- Ask relatives, friends, and neighbors.
- Check the newspaper and community bulletin boards.
- Oliver’s law: as a parent you have the right to get information about any substantiated or inconclusive complaints about a child care provider that you select for your child. That information is public and you can get it by calling the local licensing office at 1-844-538-8267
- Is the facility safe, comfortable and clean?
- Is there a quiet place for naps?
- Are there a variety of toys to play with?
- Is there a sanitary diaper changing area?
- Is the kitchen clean and sanitary?
- How do the children interact with each other?
- Are there the correct number of adults per child?
- How many infants are in care?
- Are you comfortable with the adult:child ratio?
- What is your experience and/or education in child care and child development?
- What is your discipline philosophy?
- What kinds of things do you do to help a new child transition into care?
- What do you do when a child cries?
- How would you react if you saw my child bite another?
- How long have you been doing child care?
- Can I visit my child whenever I want?
- What is your plan for an emergency?
- What do you charge and what does that include?
- Do you have a contract?
- To the answers that are given (take notes).
- To the noise level of the room.
- For joyful noise from the children.
- For a respectful attitude towards kids.
- To the feeling you have.
- To any concerns you might have.
- To any concerns your child might have.