Some things to think about before leaving a loved one in someone else’s care.
Many people who have children rely on daycare center’s to be responsible for their children. Although most center’s are required to meet standards, some are lacking in other area’s. Your child may not come home with boo boo’s all the time, but how do you know that your child is being well supervised? You pay a company for a complete stranger with a CPR certification to be responsible for your child. Also people who pay more money get better qualified caretakers. Shouldn’t all children be given the opportunity to be supervised and cared for in the right way? Why does a dollar amount determine how good of care your child gets? Why are daycare centers trying to compete with each other and show off? It bothers me that someone can feel better to know that they are disadvantaging someone else, a child at that, so they can have the “best”?
You can’t hide from these center’s though, they are everywhere and used by everyone. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you leave your child at one of these places:
1. Are other parents pleased with the center?
2. Do the children at the center look happy?
3. Are the children learning or making educational progress at this center?
4. Are activities changed frequently?
5. Does the center look overcrowded with children and not enough staff?
6. Does the staff look happy and friendly?
7. Is this center kept clean and sanitary?
8. How much experience does the staff have?
9. Are all licenses and certifications valid?
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