This post is a continuation of our previous post on Questions to Ask During a Daycare Tour. In that post, we posed questions concerning child-to-caregiver ratios, meals and parent visitations. Today’s questions will cover additional areas of interest for prospective parents researching a new daycare for their child.
CONTINUED QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DAYCARE TOUR:
“What Activities Do Children Do Throughout the Day?”
There is an expectation that daycares in Kenosha, and of course preschools, will have various activities throughout each day to occupy, engage and educate children. Some facilities focus more on sports and physical games for exercise whereas others might tailor their activities more towards arts, crafts and education.
Cornerstone Academy offers several opportunities for exercise and entertainment throughout the day, however, it is our prime goal to foster growth and development in the children in our care each day.
“How Do You Discipline Children?”
You will want to be comfortable with the disciplinary policy the child care facility or preschool subscribes to. Forms of discipline vary from daycare to daycare and you will want to ensure that you have no issues with the method practiced at the daycare you choose. Some popular forms of discipline include timeouts or reward systems where good children receive rewards throughout the day and children with bad behavior do not.
Please contact us online for more information on our disciplinary practices.
“What Are Tuition/Enrollment Fees?”
Let’s face it, one of the most important factors in determining which daycare or child care in Kenosha is right for you is the cost of enrollment or tuition. This should be one of your first questions so if the cost ends up being far outside of your budget you will know right away that the facility is not right for you. There is a very wide range of enrollment costs for daycares and preschools in Kenosha and you should be able to find one you like that fits within your family’s budget.
“What Certification Does Your Staff Have?”
You will want to choose a preschool that staffs certified employees able to properly educate and care for your children throughout the day. There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of your child so there is a certain comfort level established in choosing a daycare that staffs certified and trained individuals at their location.
“Do You Have References?”
You can always research some online to see reviews of each daycare on Google or other social media channels and you should ask the daycare if they can provide a list of references and current or past parents that chose their facility. You will then be able to ask some of the same questions from this list to those parents to see how they feel about the child care center in question.
“What Security Measures Are in Place?”
You can never be too careful when it comes to the safety of your child. You can learn about the safety measures each daycare has in place during your tour there. Some daycares do not allow any visitors during the day and almost all require sign-in and identification in order to enter the facility.
To learn more about Cornerstone Academy in Kenosha, schedule a daycare tour of our facility. Call us at (262) 552-5368.