How to choose a reliable daycare？
I. How do the parents of the daycare children rate it?
If you have friends or relatives whose children are already in daycare, you can solicit their advice; after all, those who have personally experienced it have the most right to speak, and this type of daycare recommended by acquaintances is less likely to be incorrect.
Of course, if you don't have relatives whose children are in daycare, that's fine; mothers can go to different daycares and ask the staff for the contact information of the parents of the children in daycare. Once you have the contact information, you must call to request it in person. However, we should remind you that the parents who are available for consultation at daycare generally do not give negative comments, so asking questions like "how good is this daycare, how is the child's learning effect" is meaningless; instead, you should ask specific questions like "how is the lunch arrangement", "what do the teachers do if the children do not sleep at noon", and so on.
II. Determine whether the daycare has stringent rules and regulations.
A good daycare usually has a strict set of rules and regulations, such as school hours, holiday arrangements, a leave system, what to do if you are sick, emergency response measures, and so on. Some mothers may believe that these rules are too onerous or unnecessary, but they are a reflection of the daycare's responsible attitude toward the children.
Some mothers, for example, may believe that a minor illness or a mild fever is not a big deal and that their child can continue to attend school; however, in this case, the child should try not to enter the school because the child's immune system is relatively low and a minor cold is likely to spread to the entire class. A more responsible daycare will ask a feverish child not to come to class and will only allow the child to return after more than 24 hours without medication or fever.
III. Field inspection of daycare's environment and conditions
1.Safety and health conditions
a.Floors, corridors, bathrooms, and kitchens are clean and clutter-free.
b.Staff must wash their hands on a regular basis, especially after using the restroom.
c.New and safe recreational facilities.
d.If there are stairs or floor-to-ceiling windows, guardrails appropriate for children's sizes must be installed.
e.The medications in the medical office are kept out of children's reach
2.Outdoor sports conditions
Most daycares will schedule a brief period of outdoor activity 2 or 3 times each day. The most fundamental conditions for outdoor exercise areas are that the location be wide and level, not totally exposed to the scorching sun or completely in a shadow region where the sun cannot shine.
There should not be too many trees and plants on the land, and a simple variety is suitable.
The area is determined by the number of children in the garden; if it is too vast, it will be out of the teacher's range of vision; if it is too small, the children will be congested and prone to fighting when they walk around.
Outdoor sports equipment should have safety inspection markings and a commitment to regular garden upkeep.
There can be no sharp items in the outdoor area, and the area around the sports area is somewhat constrained to guarantee that children do not escape from the teacher's observation and leave the park without permission.
3. Diet preparation plan
Once your child has officially registered in school, you should ask him or her about the three meals a day: how many meals a day he or she ate, and what he or she ate at each meal. This is done first to see if the daycare has kept its promise; secondly, to arrange the child's meals at home in accordance with the child's meals at school, in order to achieve complementary nutrition; additionally, asking the child's diet at daycare can improve communication between the child and the mother and exercise the child's oral expression skills.
4. Lesson plan
four. lesson plan
Mothers who send their children to daycare undoubtedly want their children to learn more, particularly for the exercise of their children's thinking ability; however, if a daycare either allows their children to do free activities or organizes them to watch TV except for three meals and a lunch break, this is not acceptable. In addition to the three meals and lunch break, a reputable daycare will provide music and art classes, intellectual games, children's etiquette training, survival skills training, and other activities so that the children may have fun while learning.
5. The class size
If the instructor has to care for too many children, it is possible that he or she will not be able to provide each child adequate energy. For children under one year old, one teacher should take 2 to 3 children; for children around 2 years old, one teacher should take 4 children; and for children 3 years old and up, one teacher should not take more than 9 children.