Questions to Ask


  • What are your operating hours?
  • What is a typical day like?  (Ask to see a schedule of their activities.)
  • How much time do the children spend outside each day?
  • What is your policy regarding naptime?
  • What is your discipline policy?
  • Do the children watch TV or DVDs?  How often?
  • What is your policy regarding sick kids?
  • Do you have a sick care option?
  • Do I have to pay for days when my child is absent due to illness or vacation?
  • What types of meals and snacks do you serve?
  • Do you charge extra if I’m late picking up my child?
  • What is your overall child care philosophy?
  • What is your security/safety policies?
  • What is the ratio of staff to children?
  • What is the drop-in policy?
  • Are you licensed with the Department of Early Learning?