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Aug. 6th, 2009 @ 10:19 pm I can't delay this any longer
It's been awesome that hubby took a year leave of absence, we really need to get the ball rolling on daycare for V for January (with a potential for gradual introduction earlier). He has contacted one provider and will be visiting them tomorrow morning. They are a licensed 'business' day care (as opposed to a home daycare) and they sound great, but have 10 spots and have had 24 people interview for them so far, eep.

What do we need to ask them? What have I forgotten?

teacher/child ratio
structure to the day - art, block, reading/circle time, naps, time outside, chores
discipline philosophy
can we drop in any time
late pickup policy (they close at 5:30 so that's pretty set in stone)
will they deal with cloth diapers
fire safety plan
sick children, sick care plan, when do they determine a child needs to go home
teacher education requirements, ECE etc.
turnover rate for teachers...

We know what they charge, what their meals are

What am I missing?
Who does she think she is?
Veevi
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From:jkolovos
Date:August 7th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
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That's a good list. I would ask about what curriculum they use specifically if it is a child centered approach.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 7th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
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Make sure to find out how they address potty training.
Deb
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From:jiliana
Date:August 8th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
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So many things that I'll need to think about in a year or so! Wow... I hope you find a wonderful spot for V though! Keep us posted.

And yes, yes, yes! I'd really like to try the KLOs that you have. If I could borrow some, that'd be spectacular! I have another week to work but I can drive to meet you most evenings. Or any time after the 14th! Drop me a note (jiliana2 at gmail dot com) and we'll hook up. Love to you and your family!
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