Did you know that by the age of four, more than eighty percent of kids have spend some time in day care? The daycare movement originated in the 19th century in response to welfare and reform movements. Today, many parents are looking for affordable, quality daycare for their children. Here are some things to keep in mind while looking for a good daycare.
First, ask your friends, family, and co workers for recommendations. This can give you a good list to start with, and can also eliminate outliers that people have had bad experiences with. Also consider reading local online reviews to get a feel for what clients think of local preschool services.
Second, children are capable of absorbing information at a rate that will never again be repeated in their lifetimes. It is important that they have a responsible and engaging child care experience. Are there lots of different toys for them to use? Do they do crafts and games during the day? Do they get to listen to stories?
Third, take a tour of your potential daycare facility and observe. Is it clean and well organized? Are play areas arranged by age group? Does the served food look healthy? Does the staff appear happy and relaxed? Ask what benefits the staff has and whether they receive sick days, et cetera. A daycare with a poor staff policy will have lower retention rates, creating a less stable environment for your child. You also want a daycare that encourages staff to stay at home while sick.
Fourth, make sure your daycare has proper licenses for the facility and the staff. In addition to this, ask what ratios they maintain while working with the children. To find out whether these are guideline appropriate, you will need to consult a guideline, since the ratio changes depending on the age of your child and the number of children that are in need of watching. Check out this website for more: www.abcacademyjackson.com