Childcare Checklist

By JustMommies staff

Decision Guide

Questions To Ask Any Childcare Center

KinderCare® Learning Centers are committed to helping you make a fully informed decision about your child's future. Below are some resources that may help you evaluate the quality of the providers you are considering.

Choose an age group for a checklist that you can take along as you visit the centers in your area. Each provides a list of essential criteria to ensure high quality learning and care for your child.

Download and print KinderCare® Learning Centers' free childcare checklist here.

Infants Checklist

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Are there individual cribs for each infant?
Are toys sanitized daily?
Are the care, meals, and nap times personalized for your infant's needs?
Are play and daily routines used as opportunities for nurturing and learning?
Are the toys safe for your infant?
Do the toys and materials offer interesting and challenging activities?

Toddlers Checklist

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Are there individual cribs/cots for each child?
Are toys sanitized daily?
Are the care, meals and nap times personalized for your child's needs?
Are play and daily routines used as opportunities for nurturing and learning?
Are the toys safe for your toddler?
Are the toys safe for your child?
Do the toys and materials offer interesting and challenging activities?

Preschool and Prekindergarten Checklist

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Does the curriculum prepare your child for school?
Are there activities to do at home that connect parents with what is happening at school?
Is there high quality children's literature available?
Are children read to at least twice a day?
Are writing materials available to children?
Are a wide range of instructional methods used, such as small-group learning, whole-group learning, and individual learning?

Kindergarten & School-age Checklist

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Is safe and reliable transportation provided to and from school?
Is there an area where children can do homework after school?
Is there a variety of fun, engaging activities for children to choose from?
Do both the classroom and outdoor play area encourage creativity and independence?
Are extra activities, such as karate, dance, and gymnastics, offered?