According to the Missouri Bureau of Child Care, there are three categories parents should note when searching for a provider for their children. 1. Health and safety
What is the cleanliness of the facility?
Check if evacuation signs are posted and look for other fire and sanitation issues.
2. Supervisory of staff
How positive is the staff? --
What is the interaction of staff between children and children between other children like? --
How long have the staff worked at the facility?
3. Developmental issues --
Check whether the facility's toys and activities are age appropriate.
Make sure the equipment is in good order.