What to Look for in a Child Care Provider

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What to Look for in a Child Care Provider

As a parent, you love your children and you want the best for them. Finding the right child care provider can be challenging. Before you make a decision, it is important that you understand what to look for in a child care provider. Here at Loving Care Family Services, we want the best for your children and we have provided a guide on what we feel are the essential requirements that a child care provider should possess.

Does the child care provider you are looking at have flexible hours? Ensure that their schedule works with yours. They need to be able to provide child care for you while you are at work or unavailable.
What activities and routines does the child care program employ? Does your child care provider put an emphasis on education, intellectual stimulation, and physical activities? These three areas are important developmental stepping stones for your child and it is important that they are properly challenged in order to promote growth and overall development. Does the stimulation occur through reading, games, and other activities, or does your child care provider rely heavily on television and movies to pass the time. Ensure that your children and engaged and taken care of properly.

What types of snacks and meals does your child care provider prepare? Do they offer healthy options or do they rely on junk food and other fatty foods? Will the caregiver accommodate special diets or allergies? They should and if they don’t, find a different provider.

These are only some of the basic questions you should ask when you are looking for a child care provider for your children. Loving Care Family Services provides all of this and more through our child care programs. We are located in Toronto, but we offer our services to children located throughout the GTA.