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Quality Child Care Checklist

The most important step in your search for a quality early care and education or school-age child care program is to VISIT at least three programs and look for clues that show each program’s quality. Tour the program and observe the children and the staff. Ask questions — about the staff and children, about safety and health issues, and about the setting and programming.

Click on the link below for a printable checklist you can use to track the important information about each program you visit. The checklist is broken down into several categories covering a wide range of topics, from general program information to the needs of your child. You may need to make additional notes as you ask questions.

Download Quality Child Care Checklist