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Eligiendo la lista de cuidado infantil

Eligiendo la lista de cuidado infantil

What is the best place for my child to be treated while I work or go to school?
 
Finding good care for your children is very important. You want them to be cared for in the best way that helps them grow and be happy.
 
You will probably want a place that is close to your home or work and that is accessible. These are important things to consider when thinking about caring for children.
 
The quality of care is also very important. The following questions can help you choose the program that will provide the best care for your child. There are questions you could ask the program director and teachers.          
 
Other things that you will want to observe when you visit the classroom.
 
When you visit the facilities, evaluate them. Place a sign (+) in the column next to any question if that program is done well. Place a zero (0) for those subjects where they are fine. Place a minus sign (-) for those elements that do not seem correct. It may be difficult to rate some of the answers you give to these questions.
 
There is no system for adding points. This list only allows you to see what matters and how each program seems to do things.
 
When you ask these questions, pay attention to how the staff treats you and how you treat the children in your care. Be sure that you feel good about the people who are going to take care of your child.
 
We hope you find a child care program, which will be a great place for your child.
 
For more help, visit our website. Click on the "Find child care" button. Enter your city, county or zip code and click on the boxes of your preferences. Click on "Search". Scroll down to find a star rating list of child care programs near you.
 
The questions you should ask yourself :
Is the child care program near my home or work?
Do I feel comfortable there?
 
Questions to ask your friends :
The people who have children who say about this?
Should I take my son?
 
Questions to ask the director or primary care provider :
Does this child care program accept the coupons for payment?
Can parents visit at any time?
What does the teacher training program provide?
What is the accreditation of the child care program?
How long do workers usually stay with the same group of children?
How many children does each teacher take care of?
Does anyone take care of children at all times, even during naps?
Are the teachers trained in CPR and first aid?
Do all of your staff get at least 15 hours a year of child care training?
Is this plant certified as Best Start?
 
What happens if my child becomes sick or injured? Are you going to call me?
How can I know what is happening during the day?
Is the information sent home or are there published on the premises?
Will the program staff help my child make a smooth transition to their care?
Is there an opportunity to talk with my child's teacher at the end of the day?
What is the policy for the children of the sick?
Does the program administer the medications?
 
Questions to ask your teacher or provider :
Does your child care program have structured time and free time?
How much time do children spend in the playgrounds each day?
How often are toys cleaned?
Are there enough toys for all the children?
Are children allowed to explore?
Is there a daily schedule with a lesson plan?
Do most learning activities occur in small groups or one-on-one?
Are there regularly scheduled meals and nutritious snacks?
Do children have to bring their own food?
What is the training policy for air to the bathroom?
How do you handle fights?
What can be done to avoid confrontations and behavior problems?
How are the rules that explain to children?
 
Things to keep in mind when visiting the outdoor playground :
Is there a safe area for games on the outside with sturdy equipment?
Is the outdoor playground area bordered?
Is there enough space for children to move freely?
Is there a shaded area for children to play?
 
Things to keep in mind when visiting the child care program :
Does your child enjoy the activities that are available?
Do the children seem comfortable and happy?
Do providers seem to enjoy being with children?
Do providers talk and play with children?
Do you hear nice conversations between children and staff?
Do providers respond quickly to the needs of children?
Are children well supervised at all times?
Are children received when they arrive?
Is the child care service clean?
Does the child care program seem safe?
Is there an area for children's naps?
Are the materials on the shelves within reach of children?
Is the room organized?
Are there children's furniture?
Are the bathrooms clean?
Are the restrooms near my child in the room?