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Parent checklist for child care

Child Care checklistDo you need a new child care provider? Are you contemplating different types of providers? This checklist is a helpful list of minimum standards for any child-care provider, medicine whether Family Child Care or any other type. The Monday Morning, Inc. program provides all of the following services and inspections, and then some.

The child care providers we work with give warm, loving care and guidance to your child. Often they are women who have elected to stay home for a time to be with their own children. They know the pressures you are under and they work with you and your family to make sure your child learns and grows in the best way possible.

They have homes that keep your child safe, secure and happy; and they have activities that help your child mentally, physically, socially and emotionally.

Print out this checklist and take it with you when you interview possible providers for your child. See if they too offer all the services Monday Morning Inc. does.


Monday Morning Inc. Child Care Services Checklist


Health Provider has a GOOD HEALTH note from a licensed physician.
  Provider has had a negative Mantoux test (TB).
  There is a ‘sick child’ policy.
  There is a consent form for emergency medical care.
  There are written permission slips for administering medicine.
Home Safety Cabinets containing hazardous materials are locked.
  Safety Plugs cover unused electrical outlets.
  Provider has CARBON MONOXIDE detector on every level of her home.
  Provider has SMOKE DETECTORS on every level of her home.
  Provider has posted emergency telephone numbers near her phone.
  Provider has FIRST AID supplies readily available.
  Provider’s pets comply with all local health codes
Home  Home is clean and uncluttered.
Environment More than adequate indoor play space.
  More than adequate outdoor play space.
  There are age appropriate toys in the home.
  There is a curriculum with age appropriate activities.
  Adequate nap area.
Professionalism Provider is a member of a PROFESSIONAL network.
  Provider has signed a criminal disclosure statement.
  Provider has good language skills.
  Provider participates in on-going training sessions.
  BACKUP care is GUARANTEED by the network.
  Provider has an EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTE care-giver.
  Provider has written references.
Policies Provider has an open door policy.
  There are written permission slips for car travel.
  Provider is covered with liability insurance
Care Provider holds babies while bottle feeding.
  Provider serves nutritious table food.
  Provider uses appropriate means of limit setting.

Provider is willing to provide daily information on the child.

Monday Morning, Inc. provides quality childcare services to families in New Jersey including the following counties: Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Union, Middlesex, Suburban Essex and Morris.

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