What should I be looking for when selecting the right daycare for my 3 year-old daughter?Answer Question
Answer by tropicalmama at 6:01 PM on Oct. 2, 2008
Answer by VAMommyX4 at 7:55 PM on Oct. 2, 2008
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Answer by GrowingMama at 1:04 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
The very most important thing to me is the "feel" of the place. You go in and take her with you. Go at lunch time or just before at like 10:45, so they're at their busiest, that's what you want to see. Do the teachers pay the kind of attention to the kids you'd want for her? Do the kids seem happy? Do the teachers seem frazzled or stressed? Does the place seem like it's orderly or does chaos seem to reign? Is it reasonably sanitary or does it smell like a dumpster? The nose knows! If you get a bad vibe, keep looking. If you get a good homey vibe, you're on the right track. Good luck! Also if you could keep the old arrangement, it would be best, your child already has to deal with your split without too many more changes.
Answer by shmorris56 at 4:08 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
Although i agree with what the other moms are saying, if there is no problems with the grandmother it should stay the same, but it is also good for you to take him out to meat new people if it is just going to be the two of you. I had that same situation and it was getting to be hard for my son to adjust to others because he was not used to being around anyone. Just a thought. And when you looking if you choose to make sure you are comfortable there spend an hour so more if you like make sure you like the situation some day cares have cameras in the class ask if you can watch the room that you little one will be in and be sure to take her there see if she likes the atmosphere.
Answer by JJMOM0515 at 11:21 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
Answer by rzurita24 at 12:22 PM on Oct. 3, 2008