Daycare form and 10 Questions to Ask a Childcare Provider.
Infant________ Toddler________ School Age______
Hour of Operation:_______________________________________
|Staff and Policy:|
|Is the facility licensed?||Yes___||No___|
|What is the staff/child ratio?||_____________|
|Are parents able to drop in any time?||Yes___||No___|
|Are staff trained in early childhood education?||Yes___||No___|
|Do staff attend training sessions throughout the year?||Yes___||No___|
|Are staff CPR certified?||Yes___||No___|
|Are others, besides staff, allowed on premises?||Yes___||No___|
|Does the facility have a USDA food program?||Yes___||No___|
|Is there a childcare policy handbook or packet you can take with you? ( This should outline sick child policies/procedures, late fees, etc.)||Yes___||No___|
Tour the Building:
|Are the electrical outlets covered?||Yes___||No___|
|Are electrical cords out of reach?||Yes___||No___|
|Are the smoke detectors operational?||Yes___||No___|
|Are there fire extinguishers in each room?||Yes___||No___|
|Are fire escape plans posted?||Yes___||No___|
|Are there safety gates up in appropriate places i.e., the stairs, open doors?||Yes___||No___|
|Are cleaning supplies and dangerous substances locked away?||Yes___||No___|
|Is the outdoor play area fenced?||Yes___||No___|
|Is there soap and paper towels at the children's sink?||Yes___||No___|
|Is the outdoor play equipment free from rust and protruding objects?||Yes___||No___|
|Is the outdoor play equipment sturdy?||Yes___||No___|
|Are weapons kept on premises?||Yes___||No___|
Observe the child/worker interaction
|Are there separate spaces for the infants and toddlers?||Yes___||No___|
|Are the toys and materials age appropriate for each age group?||Yes___||No___|
|Do the children seemed busy and engaged in their activities?||Yes___||No___|
|Are workers taking care of crying/upset children in a caring and sensitive manner?||Yes___||No___|
|Are the workers handling conflict among the children in a positive manner?||Yes___||No___|
|Do the workers seem patient and receptive to the needs of children?||Yes___||No___|
|Do the workers wash their hands after changing diapers and taking a toddler to the toilet?||Yes___||No___|
|Do the workers have the toddlers wash their hands after using the toilet?||Yes___||No___|
10 Questions to Ask a Childcare Provider
1)How long have you been a provider?
2)What are your qualifications?
3)Is your facility or home licensed by the state?
4)Will you provide me with at least 3 references?
5)Why did you become a daycare provider?
6)What is your discipline philosophy?
7)What has been your staff's turnover the past year?
8)Am I able to drop in at anytime?
9)What other adults will be around my child?
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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