How do you choose the right childcare?

How do you choose the right childcare for your family?

Before sitting down and talking with the childcare director or going on a tour, take some time to sit down and write out a list of questions you have. Taking the time to write them out beforehand will give you a chance to define just what it is you are looking for in a childcare, and ensure you don’t forget to ask the questions when you call or take a tour!

Here are just a few factors you should consider asking any potential childcare.

Childcare centers are a business. When touring the center, ask to see their documentation, such as city business license, health inspection and any required childcare-specific licenses. These important documents should be readily available for review in a reputable childcare.

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Contact Here We Grow Child Development Center 801-553-9937 today!

Reporting Procedures
Childcare providers have rules in place to help ensure the safety of all the children. Read their rules carefully to ensure proper safety of your child. Remember that children learn something new every day, and can occasionally get a scrape or scratch. As a parent or caregiver, you should be notified of what happened. Ask the childcare provider how this will occur–by daily report, email, etc.

Cost vs Value
The old adage that you get what you pay for is very true. Just because a childcare may cost less does not mean it is better, or worse than another. But do make sure that they are worth every penny you pay and more. There may be additional charges that you as a parent are not aware of, such as field trips or a sleeping cot charge, so make sure to ask.

Is the childcare Director available throughout the day or just certain times? Having open communication with the childcare center will bring you more peace of mind. Being able to directly ask questions about the teaching style, teacher credentials and experience, any additional costs, and other important factors will help you make the best decision for your family’s childcare needs.

Call 801-553-9937 now – You and your child will be so glad you did!

Best wishes,
JoAnne Albrecht, owner

Here We Grow Child Development Center
12243 South 700 West
Draper, UT 84020
(801) 553-9937
Mon – Fri 6:30am – 6:30pm


Building Responsibility

As parents, we all want our children to understand the value of personal responsibility and consequences. Here are some guidelines and examples to help your child:

  1. Try a simple cardboard box to help make your children responsible for school belongings. Have them choose a place for the box. Every afternoon, their first task should be place all belongings in the box. When homework is finished it goes in the box, too.
  2. Help children understand, and take responsibility for, the consequences of their choices: I chose to do my homework; the result was that I got an A on my math test.
  3. One way to keep children moving in the morning: After they wake up, begin to play their favorite CD. Give them until the CD plays for so long to be ready.