Physical safety is paramount with babies and toddlers as they lack self-preservation instincts and explore with unbridled curiosity. Listed below are some questions parents should ask when considering a daycare setting:
- What is the caregiver to child ratio? The lower the ratio, the more attention the child will receive.
- Is the facility licensed? If so, by whom? Ask to see certificates; licensed facilities follow stricter standards.
- How long has the facility been in operation? How many years of experience and training do the Director and/or primary caregivers have?
- Have the primary caregiver and other staff undergone CPR training?
- Can you observe the caregiver/s in action? This will give you a chance to see how she/he interacts with the children as well the hygiene procedures.
- How will the provider discipline your child? How will you be informed about your child’s misconduct and the disciplinary measures taken?
- If your child is hurt in the day care how will the child be treated and how will you be informed.
- f the children are taken out on outings what are the measures to keep them safe? How will you be contacted in case of an emergency?
Little Montessori is an example of a safe space that is created with children in mind, and it provides children with supervision, protection, and education.