We suggest you print a copy of this list and take it with you while visiting prospective child care facilities.
Frequent, warm interaction among children and caregivers
Specially trained caregivers sensitive to individual child and family needs
Balanced daily program with time for play, learning, rest and meals
Enough adults to respond to individual children (meets/exceeds PA regulations)
Safe, clean, pleasant environment with areas for rest, quiet play and active play
A learning environment encouraging creativity, problem solving and social skills
Equipment, toys and materials appropriate to each child's age and abilities
Nutritious and appealing meals and snacks
Open communication with parents - visits and questions are encouraged
Secure, stable environment with low staff turnover
Participation in Quality Improvement programs such as Keystone STARS or national accreditation
An Important Note About Your Responsibility
Selecting and monitoring a child care provider is the right and responsibility of the parent or guardian. Providers listed with Child Care Consultants, Inc. are regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Providers have not been screened, evaluated, or recommended by Child Care Consultants. Child Care Consultants neither guarantees nor endorses the providers.