FAQ: Starting Daycare


FAQ: Starting DaycareAs a new parent one of the toughest decisions that you will have to make is choosing childcare. While some parental teams have the opportunity and ability to stay with their children day and night, that isn't the case for everyone, especially as parents return to work. When seeking a childcare provider you are sure to have many questions, such as the following. What is critical is that you ask every single one to any daycare provider that you're interested in. These FAQs will help you get the ball rolling in your search.

When should you start searching for a daycare center?

In some communities parents begin searching for quality daycare before the child is even born. In reality, the earlier the better. Daycare centers do have capacity limits, so to ensure that your son or daughter gets the care you want her to have get a headstart on your search for a care center.

Are daycare centers safe?

As you search for a daycare you'll want to make site visits. During your visits check for things like covered outlets, child-proof door knobs, latches on cabinets and other ways that the supervisors are ensuring your kids' safety.

What credentials should you look for in a daycare provider?

There are several pertinent certifications to look for from a daycare center. Aside from being licensed and insured, you'll want a center that employs caregivers with MAT certification and first aid certification.

Will a daycare meet my needs regarding hours of operation?

Hours of daycare centers vary widely. Be sure to speak with your preferred center to learn about their hours and any exceptions they make for special circumstances.

Are parents allowed to visit?

This is another question you'll need to ask directly. This policy varies, as some centers prefer not to have sudden visitors outside of drop off and pick up hours. You should also ask about sending extra food or special items for your child.

What sort of communication can a parent expect?

In many scenarios this will be up to you, the parent. If you want to get regular updates from the daycare center most centers will be happy to provide you with such. If you're comfortable with the daycare center and their team then you may not need daily communication.

If you're searching for a daycare center in Richmond or Glen Allen be sure to contact the team at Country Day Care and & Magnolia Ridge Child Development Centers. We are happy to answer any questions about our facilities and how we provide daycare services. To learn more, or to request a visit to our Glen Allen or Richmond daycare center give us a call at your preferred location!

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Written and Published By MORBiZ

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