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Which child care provider is right for your child?

In a quality child care environment…

  • Learning groups are small enough to allow children frequent opportunities to interact with adults, and with each other.
  • Family involvement and coordination is welcome and encouraged.
  • Staff is educated, experienced and knowledgeable.
  • The adults provide sensitive, caring relationships to the children — crucial for development in all domains.
  • The program maintains high standards of health, safety, and nutrition.
  • There are clear and accessible administrative policies and procedures.
  • There are regular opportunities for evaluation of the program and staff.
  • Each child’s developmental needs and interests are considered.
  • The program includes opportunities to develop communication, sense of self and relationships, curious minds, and strong and healthy bodies.

Child Care Checklist

For more guidance, download or order a copy of the child care checklist.