Laura Cooper Peterson
December 29, 2011
Appears warm and friendly.
Treats children with respect, flexibility, and patience.
Is able to meet your child’s developmental and emotional needs.
Gives children individual attention.
Sets reasonable and consistent limits.
Supplies you with information for variety of issues such as: hours of operation, vacations, holidays, payment, fees, discipline policies, sick policies, etc.
Provide a contract that clearly states the agreed to terms of the childcare services.
Staff have training in early childhood development.
Teachers trained in first aid and CPR.
Background checks are completed on staff members.
Bright, cheerful setting.
Children appear happy, comfortable, and relaxed.
Safe, clean indoor and outdoor areas with adequate space.
Toys and equipment are safe and age appropriate.
Various open ended play materials such as puzzles, blocks, dress up props.
Toys are within children’s reach, well organized, and easy for children to clean up.
Sanitary bathrooms and clean kitchen area.
Hand washing after toileting and before meals and snacks.
Separate cribs for infants and separate cots/mats for others.
Cleaning materials, medicines, and sharp utensils out of reach of children.
Daily routine that is consistent but flexible and provides a variety of activities, and indoor/outdoor times.
Activities that are open ended, child directed.
Children have the opportunity to experiment with various art materials.
Healthy snacks and/or meals.
Supervised rest time.
Minimal, supervised TV if any.
Has a copy of a license or registration certificate from states family childcare licensing agency.
Has a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
Has emergency phone numbers & evacuation plan.
Should not exceed number of children licensed for.
Outlet covers, gates to block stairways, smoke detectors are installed and in proper working condition.
Has a first aid kit on hand.
There are restrictions on who may pick up a child.
The playground equipment meet safety standards.
Hazardous materials kept out of reach of children.
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