Finally, intuition is probably your most powerful tool in finding a good childcare provider. You will need to visit a potential provider to see what the center looks and feels like. Characteristics to look for include:
- The children are generally happy, engaged, clean, and comfortable.
- You are welcome when you make unannounced visits. There are age-specific, constructive activities for the children.
- The teachers have training, experience, and a genuine interest in the children.
- The center looks clean and safe.