If you are concerned about choosing the right daycare for your infant or child, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone! Parents everywhere agonize over this decision, especially if it is their first child. If you are having a difficult time choosing a daycare, we here at James A. Coleman Learning Day Care would love to help you with some tips in finding the best daycare. We understand that there are many parents who might be reading this article who are outside of our area, and we hope this will assist you as well.
It can be helpful to think of the type of daycare that you want for your child. Some parents prefer an in-home caretaker or nanny who can keep the child at home and in their normal routine. This allows children to create a routine at home in a familiar location while also giving parents peace of mind. This option is not open to everyone, however, and you might also want to look into day care learning centers like ours or in-home daycares where the care is provided in a home. Whatever option you choose, be sure to check backgrounds, licensure requirements, and references of the caretakers.
Another step you will want to take before deciding on a center is to interview the centers and caretakers. Take these interviews as seriously, if not more seriously, as you would a job interview. Checking out the center or home yourself can help you determine if it is the right place for your child.
If you have been looking for daycare options, we would love to answer any questions you might have. Please contact us today to learn more.