To have a child for the first time can be both exciting and challenging. The more challenging it is when you need to get back to work while your baby is still few months old. What should you do? In this case, you will need a infant daycare for your little treasure.
Choosing an infant daycare can be exhausting. This is not just because you have several choices, but also because you need to ensure you get the right daycare for your delicate child. To help you choose, below are the different factors you must look for that infant daycare teachers share. Take a look at them below.
– The practices should be healthy ans safety for your infant.
– The infant curriculum should be flexible.
– The environment should be clean and tidy.
So, let’s get started!
1. Since your child is delicate, safety should be your utmost concern. As you start to search for infant daycare, you must first check the safety policy they have. A daycare center that puts safety as their top priority is an ideal place for your child. Safety policies must be posted, including the common questions that parents have.
In addition, the daycare center must strictly follow safe sleep practices. During your tour (in-person or virtual), make sure to check out their see-through cribs. These are ideal since the teachers must see your child every moment, even when they are at sleep. It might also be essential to check how they place the babies inside the crib or bed. Take note that studies and researches have been conducted on the right position of a child when sleeping. The daycare center must strictly follow the safe sleep guidelines.
2. There is also a need for you to check the flexibility of the curriculum and schedule. It may be strange that your infant can undergo a curriculum, but you heard it right. You put your child in a daycare center to boost the brain development of your child. This is done by building strong connection to the people and things around.
You must also look for a daycare center which honors your own schedule for sleeping and feeding your child. During the few months that you took care of your child, you must have found a certain system that best works for your child. Share this with the teacher. A good daycare will follow the routine as much as possible.
Although some centers impose naps at specific times, they must pay attention to your schedule of allowing your child sleep. The teacher must know the signs when your baby is tired such as sucking fingers, rubbing eyes, and nodding head heavily.
3. You know the importance of a clean environment, much more when it comes to your child. Although your house may not be as clean as tidy before you child came, but the daycare must maintain cleanliness at all times. During your tour, make sure to check if teachers clean up the classrooms after doing the activities. A good teacher can perform this as quick as possible, which shows her mastery with the things she does. Also, they must have cleaning policies to ensure that their place is safe for your child to play and crawl.