Child Care: Qualifications for Providers
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, and the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care recommend that child care providers be educated and well-trained.1 Specific recommendations vary by position and type of child care facility. In general, seek caregivers who are trained in child care issues as well as educated in child growth and development. Directors should have a college degree, have experience in child care, and provide ongoing training opportunities for all staff.
Ask the following questions about the child care providers of group care facilities:
Education level and training
General background and personality
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