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Free Child Care Check List for Families

Choosing a child care facility can be a very stressful time for parents with young children. There are in-home day cares, preschools and other forms of child care centers to suit your family needs.

Finding the right child care center that offers a safe, educational, nurturing environment for your little ones can be easier when you have the right tools.

Suncoast Academy has provided a detailed check list to help parents as they visit different child care facilities for their children.åÊ Using the following free checklist you can keep track of what you observe and answers to your questions.

Here are some examples of questions or observations found on the Suncoast Academy check list:

1. Are there activity areas that allow for different types of play (such as housekeeping area, cozy book corner, art area, blocs, etc.)?

2. Is there a curriculum that is followed?

3. Are nutritious snacks and meals planned and served? Is there a menu posted?

4. Does a staff member greet children warmly when they arrive?

Want more questions? Download the free check list here.