Childcare Provider

10 Questions to Ask a Childcare Provider

Choosing a Childcare Provider is one of the most Important Decisions You'll Make

Question 1)How long have you been a childcare provider?

Question 2)What are your childcare and other qualifications?

Question 3)Is your facility or home licensed by the state?

Question 4)Will you provide me with at least 3 references?

Question 5)Why did you become a childcare / daycare provider?

Question 6)What is your discipline philosophy?

Question 7)What has been your staff's turnover the past year?

Question 8)Am I able to drop in at anytime?

Question 9)What other adults will be around my child?

Question 10)What is the worker/child ratio? (The American Public Health Association/American Academy of Pediatrics(APHA/AAP) recommends the following ratios: 0-24 months: 3 to 1 / 25-30 months: 4 to1 / 31-35 months: 5 to1)

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