You should approach your daycare search as you would a job hunt. Be thorough, do your homework, and start up to six months in advance. To help you make this very important decision, just follow these steps.
1. Do Your Research
Ask friends and family for recommendations. Then go online and find reviews for those programs. This is a great way to find the most reputable facilities in your area.
2. Site Visits and Interviews
Make appointments with the daycare centers to see their facility. You can ask questions over the phone, but the best way to get a sense of what they are like is to actually meet with the staff and the director. “We encourage parents to come in and visit our state-of-the-art facility before they choose the right daycare for their child,” said Belinda Lies, Director of Kiddie Campus in Yorkville, Illinois. “This not only helps the parents, it helps us as well.”
3. Check Their Policies
Find out whether you share the same philosophies regarding discipline, feeding and sleeping. Ask if they do background checks on their staff. Find out their policy on caregiver-child ratios. The more questions you ask, the less likely you will be surprised after enrolling.
4. Ask For References
Ask the daycare for names and numbers of current clients and then call them. Ask how long their child has attended the program, if there have been any issues, and whether they would refer the facility to their own friends and family.
Ultimately, choosing a daycare is a very personal decision. Overall, you'll want a warm, clean and safe environment. If you are looking for a new daycare or preschool, Kiddie Campus in Yorkville, Illinois can help. They have offered excellent educational opportunities for over 26 years and have many programs to choose from. For more information, please contact:
1407 Cannonball Trail
Yorkville, Illinois 60560