Our team at James A. Coleman Learning Day Care understands that every parent wants what’s best for their child, and that for many parents, this means finding the best childcare facility. We also know that it can be difficult to determine which facility is the best choice for you and your child’s needs, so to help make your decision easier, we have put together this article on key characteristics of quality child care.
- Small Group Sizes- One of the most important factors in quality child care is small class or group sizes–that is, a small number of children per adult. Smaller groups mean that the childcare providers can spend more time interacting with each child one on one and forming an individual bond with them, which will help your child feel safe in the daycare environment.
- Health and Safety- Another key characteristic of a quality child care team is adherence to robust health and safety practices. Our team is here to look after your children’s wellbeing in every way, and we follow a wealth of health and safety regulations designed to help prevent accidental injuries and the spread of illness. We also follow strict guidelines surrounding food allergies and safety.
- Positive Interactions- Lastly, quality child care is built on positive interactions between the children and the teachers/staff. Our team believes in treating all children, even the youngest, with respect and dignity–while we will always make sure that they are safe and that they behave appropriately, we will do so in a way that recognizes them as people, rather than talking down to them.