You and Your Health
Health Tip: Selecting a Childcare Provider
Factors to consider include staff-to-child ratio
If you’re a new mom who is planning to return to work soon, you may need to find a reputable childcare provider.
The womenshealth.gov website suggests how to evaluate any childcare center:
-Visit many different facilities and spend considerable time at each one, to get a good feel for the environment and quality of care.
-Watch and listen for busy, active and happy children.
-Count how many staff members are assigned to each child, and make sure that ratio complies with state guidelines.
-Research the staff’s experience and individual backgrounds.