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Program Name: Brittany’s Daycare
Program Type: Family Child Care Home
Address: 1323 K Street
Loup city, NE, 68853
Phone Number: 308-379-2709
Step: 1

Infants Questions

Things to Look for

  • Are the ratios and group size appropriate for my infant?
  • Is the setting appealing with comfortable lighting and an acceptable noise level?
  • Is the environment sanitary, safe and accommodating for the special needs of infants?
  • Are caregivers holding the infants or engaging with them on the floor?
  • Do the caregivers seem happy? Are they positively interacting with each other and you?
  • Do caregivers speak, sing and read to the infants?

Questions to ask

  • Am I welcome to drop in at any time?
  • Is there a primary caregiver for my child?
  • Do you have a policy/method for toilet training?
  • How do you handle the transition from bottles to solid food?
  • What is your illness policy for children and teachers? What is your substitute teacher policy?
  • What are meals like? What are naps like?
  • How is each day structured? Is it tightly or loosely scheduled?
  • How will you communicate with us about our infant’s learning and development?
  • What is your staff turnover rate?
  • What training do staff members have in infant-toddler development?
  • How do you assess an infant’s skills, strengths and needs?
  • How do you track developmental milestones?
  • How do you keep your infants engaged with learning?
  • How do you adapt learning activities to meet the needs of each infant?

My priorities

  • How do they handle daily parent communication?
  • Are they active on social media?
  • How do they handle discipline? Do I agree with their methods?
  • Do they share my values?
  • How close is this provider to my home or work?

Notes

  • Would I feel good about leaving my child here?
  • Would my child feel good about coming here?
  • How did I feel about the director? Were they accommodating to my questions and needs? Do they seem flexible and eager to work with me?
  • How was the energy of the place?