If you are considering a family day home, you will want to ask about the operator's commitment, e.g. how long has the day home been open and are there any plans to close it in the near future. Consistency is important for your child's well-being and sense of security.
A good child care centre should have a low staff turnover. Ask what training and experience staff have.
The program is the heart of any centre or family day home. It sets the tone for what your child will be doing during the day.
A good program consists of:
Environment and Equipment
Check to see if the facility you are considering is:
Every child care centre should have activity areas that promote play, creativity and learning. These are some things to look for:
Family day homes do not need to have specific areas set up but should provide the same opportunities for the children.
Equipment should be suitable for the child's age, in good repair and readily accessible to the children.
The Child care Services Unit monitors all licensed facilities on a regular basis. You can ask the operator to see the facility's inspection report.
Location: 9010 Quartz Road
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3492