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is she welcoming and friendly?
how long has she been doing child care?
how many children are cared for in the environment?
what type of education/training does she have?
does she attend workshops and agency training?
does she have Emergency Child Care First Aid?
what "out of home" activites will the children
be participating in, if any?
is it clean, cheerful and bright?
is it warm and inviting?
is there adequate space?
where are the toys stored? Is there adequate quantity and variety?
how often are the toys checked for repairs?
where do the children nap?
where are the medications stored?
where are the cleaners stored?
are there plug covers in accessible power outlets?
are there safety devices available (fire extinguisher and smoke detectors)
are emergency numbers posted near the phone?
are exits easily reached and unobstructed?
what type of meals and snacks are served?
do meals and snacks follow Canada's Food Guide?
is the menu plan posted?
how are special diets handled?
is the programming plan posted?
is there child art displayed?
are field trips and special events planned?
is outdoor play space safe?
are there any pets? How are they with children?
what are her child managment (discipline) strategies?
what are her policies about "too ill to be in care"?
are parents welcome to visit at any time?
what are her policies for administering medications?
what is her emergency action plan?
how much notice is needed for vacation or days away?
how much notice is needed to terminate child care?
how often are toys and equipment disinfected?
are the children transported? How is this managed?
what are her policies for handwashing?
Expectations of the Parent:
Do You See...
does the provider seem to enjoy her job?
is she enthusiastic and positive?
are the children happy?
does the provider relate to the children in a positive manner?
does she speak to the children at their level and in clear understandable language?
does she call the children by name?
are the children treated with warmth and affection?
are the children encouraged to do things for themselves?