What To Look For In A Childcare Facility

19 June 2020
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Your child is the most important person to you in this world, so when it's time to look for a childcare facility, you want to look for a facility that will care for your child just as well as you would. When looking for a childcare facility, there are a few things you should look for. Read on for helpful information to help you choose a facility.

1. Safety 

The childcare facility should have safety at the top of their list. How do you check your child in each day? How do you know who is picking up your child and how do they check? Is the facility locked during the daytime hours, and can children easily get out on their own? Do they have a fenced-in area outside to play and is it in close proximity to other businesses? You should ask all of these questions and more to be sure your child's safety is not going to be at risk and they will be well-cared for.

2. First-Aid

First-aid is also important in a childcare facility. Do the employees at the care facility know first-aid? Do they know CPR? Do they know how to perform the Heimlich maneuver in the event of a choking incident? Is there an emergency Epipen handy in the event of an allergic reaction? These things are very important, and you should know how to perform some of these first-aid actions yourself. Your local fire department may offer some of these first-aid courses. Talk to the childcare facility about whether or not their employees know any of these.

3. Capacity

What is the capacity of the facility, and how many children do they have for each teacher in the facility. If there are a lot of children, will they offer more teachers? Having too many children in one facility could be an issue, especially if there aren't enough teachers to help each child. Find out what the capacity is and how many children will in the care facility. Also, are the children separated by age? Are infants in the same area as older children? 

If you are looking for a childcare facility for your child, be sure you ask these questions and more. Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions, as this is your child that is going to be in their care. You want the best for your child, and the facility should know and understand this. Schedule an appointment with a childcare facility today to do a walk-through and to discuss what is offered at the facility.