Child care providers keep pre-school children during the day for working parents. One or more adults provide supervision of groups of children and often provide recreational, enrichment and other opportunities during the day.
Quality issues in child daycare include: the ratio of children to adults, presence of adults throughout the day, knowledge of providers with regard to safety and emergency procedures, knowledge of child-specific needs, such as medication and allergies.
To measure these items, Terrific Tykes does spot checks on its daycare facilities to document staffing, classroom size, awareness of child-specific issues and knowledge of policies and procedures. These results are made easily accessible to parents via the company’s website.