Child care center websites: what information to look for
June 10 2013
More and more businesses are advertising themselves on the Internet, and this includes child care centers. As a parent searching for reputable childcare facilities in your area, the Internet is a useful tool for finding and checking out these businesses without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Of course, some disreputable child care centers may also advertise themselves online, so here are some things to look out for when you are browsing through websites:
A professional look. A professional, detailed website is one of the indicators that the child care center you are looking at is a legitimate and reputable business. Look carefully through the website to see how much information they can give you on how your child will be cared for. This will help you to generate questions to ask the center if you decide to interview them.
Testimonials. Testimonials from parents whose children attend the child care center are a great way to see how the center works, what it prioritizes and how the staff takes care of the kids. The more testimonials you read, the more feedback you’ll get about the center that will help you make an informed decision.
Contact details. A reputable child care center will have all its contact information easily available through its website. You can phone or submit your questions through email. By finding out where they are located, you’ll be able to set aside some time to visit the center whether they are located close to your home or workplace.
Accreditation. When you are looking for a child care center, you want to find a place where your child will have a safe, educational and fun experience. An AdvancED accreditation is a valuable indicator that the center you are looking at is meeting and exceeding very high educational and program standards beyond what is offered by similar facilities.
Educational programs.Give your child a head-start by enrolling them at a learning academy that offers the Brain Waves Curriculum.This curriculum incorporates strategies that support neural pathways for the language, social-emotional, cognitive and physical development that your child needs.
Child care center websites are a great way to start your search for the right center for your child.When you follow the above steps, you can rest easy knowing that you are looking at the best, professionally run centers. Be sure to book an appointment at the child care centers you have viewed online to make sure they are living up to the standards they are advertising.
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