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Choosing Child Care Finding the best child care provider for your family.
Choosing Child Care  Finding the best child care provider for your family.  The Choice  Choosing the right child care prov...
The Child Care Resource Center   s Mission  The CCRC is your    one-stop shop    in North Central Ohio working to educate ...
Questions to ask a potential provider before you visit       Is there an opening for my child        What hours and days a...
Visit the programs       Understand that finding a quality child care provider takes time, don   t rush it       Visit at ...
Program  It is important that both the parent and child feel comfortable in the child care program. Check       Were you g...
Caregivers  Caregivers play the most critical role in your child   s well-being while being in child care. It is important...
Ratio  Smaller group sizes tend to be better than larger ones because the caregivers can offer higher quality care for eac...
Policies  Make sure that the facility   s polices and philosophies line up with your family   s.  Check                   ...
Content  The content of programs should help your child develop socially, mentally, and physically. Check       Is the chi...
Contract  It is encouraged to write down everything agreed upon between parent and facility to make sure there is a mutual...
Checklist For Choosing Care Program  Program  1  Program  2  Program  3  Were you greeted warmly   Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  Are t...
Policies Are parents encouraged to visit unannounced  Does the facility have a parent handbook  Do you agree with their ch...
Content Is the child   s day structured   Program  1  Program  2  Program  3  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  Do the a...
Overall Quality Rate the overall quality  1-poor, 10-excellent   Program  1  Program  2  Program  3  ________  ________  _...
For more information and resources on child care Visit  www.ccrcinc.com Or Call 440-960-7187  The Child Care Resource Cent...