I’m starting to search for childcare for my first baby and would love to hear what kinds of questions I should be asking as I tour different daycares. Thx!
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Karen posted June 17, 2020Safety questions were the most important for me. Are the teachers CPR-certified? Do they receive regular training? What’s the staff to child ratio? 0 Likes
Tessa posted June 17, 2020Make sure you know the daycare’s sick policy because how they respond to illness is important and also you need to plan ahead. Ask about curriculum and care style too but that probably goes without saying. 0 Likes
Jeannine posted June 17, 2020How long the person have provided cafe and do they have any reference. 0 Likes
Aliza posted June 17, 2020Ask if they accept sick kids. And if they don’t do you still have to pay for your spot (which is WeeCare’s policy). Ask about daily schedules and if they will keep in place your baby’s napping and eating schedule. Ask what their kid to teacher ratio is. 4 is low, 6 is average and 8 is high. 1 Like
Michele posted June 18, 2020Teachers education level and experience. Staff ratio, and cpr and safety training. 0 Likes
Lillian posted June 19, 2020Think of what is important to you in a daycare, based on that you will ask questions. If you need to be at work by a certain time then you would ask the time they open. Even if they have hours posted on their website, many providers are flexible with start times and with closing times. 0 Likes
Denise posted July 4, 2020Are they State licensed?
Liliana posted August 16, 2020Hello, priority is to know what is the age of group in the facility, what are the age, how many teacher for group and if they have a infant program? what is the ratio for each teacher with infant? Please let me know if you need more information. I did have a child care facility in California for 14 years, I move to Lacey hopefully I will open a facility only for Infants Care:) 0 Likes
Nikia posted August 30, 2021I like the list of questions Denise listed, I would also add if there have been any casualties during the time of the provider being licensed. 0 Likes