Papillion - 402-452-3890

144th Fort - 402-445-4202

180th Harrison - 402-614-8253

Making The Right Choice

One of the most important decisions you will make as a parent is choosing a child care provider. You want your children to participate in programs that encourage creative exploration and discovery, lessons that prepare them for a lifetime of learning, and above all, you want your children to be safe and happy. To help you narrow down your choices and make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a checklist for you to use as you visit each child care location. Take your time and review your options carefully.

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LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

1  2  3  Provides fun environment for learning


1  2  3  Skill development through small/large and individual/group activities daily


1  2  3  Teachers treat each child as an individual; encourages them to explore and discover through their own ways


1  2  3  Teachers follow age-appropriate practices/guidelines


1  2  3  ​Prepares students to meet or exceed the latest Kindergarten Readiness standards


1  2  3  Daily outdoor play (weather permitting)


1  2  3  Small class sizes allow for plenty of individual attention


1  2  3  Teachers receive professional development


1  2  3  Advanced curriculum planning and child assessment technologies


1  2  3  Classroom learning centers include quiet, dramatic play, problem solving,

creative, construction, reading and math areas


FACILITY


1  2  3  Separate diaper changing areas


1  2  3  Bathrooms with child-sized commodes


1  2  3  ​No signs of needed repair or maintenance


1  2  3  Looks & smells clean


1  2  3  Well organized


1  2  3  No saftey hazards

Rating:  1 - Poor    2 - Average   3 - Great


SHOOL ENVIRONMENT

1  2  3  Warm and inviting atmosphere


1  2  3  Staff is patient, loving and responsive


1  2  3  Overall environmen is pleasant


1  2  3  Positive communication with children


1  2  3  Person conducting tour is knowledgeable of age-appropriate learning practices


1  2  3  Person conducting tour acknowledged and greeted our child


SAFETY


1  2  3  Adult supervision at all times


1  2  3  Age-appropriate learning materials


1  2  3   Hand washing techniques followed by caregiversAll dangerous products, such as medications and chemicals, are kept out of reach of children


1  2  3  Current licenses and permits posted


1  2  3  Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers


1  2  3  Teachers are First Aid and CPR certified


1  2  3   Instant access to medical information and arrival/departure times


1  2  3  Immunizations required


1  2  3  ​Locked entrances prevent unauthorized access to the lobby area and building


FAMILY COMUNICATION


1  2  3  Emergency weather/evacuation plans are provided


1  2  3  On-going school event notices available


1  2  3  Regular verbal and written communication areas