HERE ARE SOME INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO TAKE WITH YOU TO A POTENTIAL NEW DAYCARE


Here is a quick list of questions to ask any day care facility you may be thinking of using for your children...

DAY CARE CENTERS
  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"></v:path> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"></o:lock> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_24" o:spid="_x0000_i1048" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Do caregivers have first-aid/CPR and child development training?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_23" o:spid="_x0000_i1047" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Is each child assigned to a primary caregiver?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_22" o:spid="_x0000_i1046" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] How many children do you serve, and what are their ages?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_21" o:spid="_x0000_i1045" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] What is the range of activities in which the children participate?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_20" o:spid="_x0000_i1044" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] How large is the center? (There should be 35 square feet per child in order for each child to have enough room to play comfortably.)

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_19" o:spid="_x0000_i1043" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Is the center licensed?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_18" o:spid="_x0000_i1042" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] What happens if I need to bring my child early or pick him up late?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_17" o:spid="_x0000_i1041" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Do you let kids attend if they're not potty-trained or if they have a runny nose or a cough?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_16" o:spid="_x0000_i1040" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] How do you discipline kids?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_15" o:spid="_x0000_i1039" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Is there an outside play area? Do kids use it every day?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_14" o:spid="_x0000_i1038" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Do you ever take children on outings off-site?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_13" o:spid="_x0000_i1037" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Will I be charged if I take a vacation or my child is sick?

FAMILY DAY CARE
  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_12" o:spid="_x0000_i1036" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] How long have you been providing care?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_11" o:spid="_x0000_i1035" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Do you have first-aid/CPR and child development training?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_10" o:spid="_x0000_i1034" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Do you have a current state license or registration?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_9" o:spid="_x0000_i1033" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] How many children do you care for? What are their ages?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_8" o:spid="_x0000_i1032" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Do you care for the same group of kids every day?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_7" o:spid="_x0000_i1031" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] What is a typical day like for the children? How much time do they spend outside?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_6" o:spid="_x0000_i1030" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] What meals and supplies do I need to provide?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_5" o:spid="_x0000_i1029" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Can I drop my child off early or pick him up late sometimes?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_4" o:spid="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] What happens if you are ill?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_3" o:spid="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] If my child gets sick, would you give him medication?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_2" o:spid="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] If my child misses a day, do I still have to pay?

  • [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_checkbox.gif" style='width:10.5pt;height:6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\MOONHAUS\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:title="a_checkbox"></v:imagedata> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] Do you let children watch TV?


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