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Choosing quality childcare: the how and why

Activities during family childcare.
Activities during family childcare.
Marilyn Knollman

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  • Angie 5 years ago

    YAY! Sandy YOU are awesom!

  • Julie 5 years ago

    Excellent article, Sandy!

  • Nancy 5 years ago

    Julie forwarded the article to me. Great article...

  • Laquinta 5 years ago

    Great job Sandy.

  • Nancy 5 years ago

    I highly recommend not only spending time(more than an hour) in the classroom with your child before deciding. Also, finding a center that not only has cameras in the room but utilizes them as well. Many centers have cams set-up so you are able to link in and see what is going on in the room from your pc. I have worked in centers and the recognitions listed in the office and on the front door honestly have less to do with the quality of care your child is receiving than one would think. Someone could have a masters degree in education but not one ounce of nurturing skills; at the young age of the children in childcare, nurturing is vital and often lacking in childcare centers, preschools, early education centers, etc. Also, most of the visits and inspectons by the Nayec, Step up to Quality, state and health inspections are scheduled or known about by the center prior to the visit. Therefore, centers have time to 'be on top of things' when the inspector arrives.

  • Nancy 5 years ago

    I highly recommend not only spending time(more than an hour) in the classroom with your child before deciding. Also, finding a center that not only has cameras in the room but utilizes them as well. Many centers have cams set-up so you are able to link in and see what is going on in the room from your pc. I have worked in centers and the recognitions listed in the office and on the front door honestly have less to do with the quality of care your child is receiving than one would think. Someone could have a masters degree in education but not one ounce of nurturing skills; at the young age of the children in childcare, nurturing is vital and often lacking in childcare centers, preschools, early education centers, etc. Also, most of the visits and inspectons by the Nayec, Step up to Quality, state and health inspections are scheduled or known about by the center prior to the visit. Therefore, centers have time to 'be on top of things' when the inspector arrives.

  • Kelly Says 5 years ago

    Great work Sandy and so true.

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