Further research should be undergone to see what kind of feedback the facility holds.
If I were a parent and wanting to put my child into a daycare facility, for an added peace of mind while being away from my child for any length of time, I would look for a facility that is both physically and emotionally safe and educationally sound. Nothing is more important to a growing child then safety, compassion and knowledge. It is vital that these characteristics exist in an environment that will potentially aid the growth of a child. It is especially important to realize the existences of these aspects when the parent is not going to be around their child during this time; it takes a while for a child to adapt to the absence of their parents, so a warm and welcoming daycare facility will prove to be comforting to the child.
A surefire method to ensure that a child is going to an appropriate and well-designated facility is to check in with the local Child Care Resource and Referral. This company can refer quality daycare facilities and services, as well as information on state licensing of the daycare providers and feedback from other parents who have used the designated service (NACCRRA, 2010). The referral company also keeps track of any negative feedback that a facility receives and if improvements were made in response to the feedback. The website also lists the qualities that make a daycare facility worthwhile and family-friendly.
The environment that a child is in needs to be safe for that child. Especially in a location that holds numerous children, there should be no means of harm or danger that the child could get themselves into or be involved in. The daycare facility needs to be free of dangerous chemicals or items, such as cleaning supplies, knives or other sharp utensils. Doors and drawers should be inaccessible to children. In the case that children do