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Child care: Quick checklist

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

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

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What is the cleanliness of the facility?

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Check if evacuation signs are posted and look for other fire and sanitation issues.

2. Supervisory of staff

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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.

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Make sure the equipment is in good order.