Well, I looked at the environment (I picked a home based daycare, not a commercial one) to make sure everything is clean, asked for references, certificates (first aid etc), found out what is done with the kids on a day to basis as far as teaching letters/numbers/songs etc. I also really loved that my daycare provider used to be a pediatric nurse. Oh, and make sure you can drop in unexpectedly if you so desire.
Part of it though was just good ole intuition. I liked her from the start, and now (over a year and a half later) I know I made the right decision, my son LOVES her, and she loves him right back!
at 6:07 PM on Nov. 1, 2010