It is important that parents know what they should expect from a childcare provider. In addition, parents should know what kinds of questions to ask before choosing a prospective childcare provider. We have developed the following Quality Checklist to help parents in need of childcare.
This Quality Checklist measures a childcare service in 4 categories: programs, staff, health & safety, and staff/parent communication.
|PRE-SCHOOL & PRE-KINDERGARTEN CHECKLIST||ABC Does It||Yes||No|
|1. Does the curriculum prepare your child for school?|
|2. Are there activities to do at home that connect parents with what is happening at school?|
|3. Is there high-quality children's literature available?|
|4. Are children read to at least twice a day?|
|5. Are writing materials available to children?|
|6. Are a wide range of instructional methods used, such as small-group learning, whole-group learning and individual learning?|