Four Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Daycare Center

Four Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Daycare Center

Choosing a daycare center can be a difficult task. Today, I want to share some tips to help you find a quality daycare center!

Education and training matters!

Look for a facility with a director who is highly educated and has experience in early childhood education. You may be able to find this information on the center’s website, but you’ll also want to add this to the list of things you want to ask about when you take a tour! The classroom staff should also be knowledgeable.

Interview Multiple Centers

Start by calling or emailing each center you are interested in. This way, you can make sure the hours and curriculum meet you and your child’s needs before you do an in person visit. When you do visit, make sure you bring a list of any other questions you have. If you make an appointment to visit, try to stop in one other time unannounced. If a center does not allow unscheduled visits of any kind, that may be a sign that it isn’t somewhere you’d want to leave your child. You will also want to watch how the staff interacts with the children and take a look to make sure the classrooms are well organized and safe!

Carefully Read Through All Of the Paperwork You Are Given

When you are ready to commit to a daycare, you will be given a giant stack of paperwork. You should find the daycare’s policies in with forms that need filled out. You will likely have to sign that you have read these policies. Do not just skim through this information! You will want to make sure that you are on the same page as the daycare on topics such as discipline and safety procedures. If once you read this information you decide that center is not for you, do not be afraid to find another center!

Trust Your Gut

You know your child’s needs better than anyone else! If something doesn’t feel quite right, move onto the next center on your list! You may not like a center everyone in town raves about and there is nothing wrong with that!

I hope these tips can make the process of finding a daycare center less stressful! If you already have a center you love for your children, I’d love if you shared how you picked it!

Ten Refreshing Adult Beverages

Ten Refreshing Adult Beverages

It is hot out! Today, I want to share ten refreshing adult beverages that are perfect for summer evenings!

Long Island Iced Tea

4-Ingredient Orange Julius Cocktail

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

Fresh Blackberry and Lemon Cocktail

Blackberry Margaritas

Photo Credit: Basil and Bubbly

Frosé ( frozen rose wine )

Coconut Bellini

Spiked Peach Iced Tea

Pear and Elderflower Martini

Strawberry Guava Hard Seltzer

I’d love to hear from you! What is your favorite summer adult beverage?

Painted Starfish

Painted Starfish

Summer is the perfect time to do some ocean themed crafts! Today, we made a paper starfish!

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Materials Used

  • Orange Construction Paper
  • White Paint
  • Scissors
  • Bubble Wrap

I started by cutting out the star fish shape. If your child is really good with scissors, then you could draw it and have them do the cutting!

Next, I helped my toddler dip the bubble wrap in the white paint. She moved the bubble wrap up and down on the orange paper.

This craft is really simple but it was a lot of fun!

Book Suggestions

Little learners love when a book is paired with a craft or activity! Here are some suggestions for this craft!

If you like this craft, please share it with a friend!

Ten Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Ten Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than ice cream! Did you know that you can easily make your own ice cream at home? Today, we are sharing some great recipes!

Sugar-Free 0 Point Weight Watchers Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

Photo Credit: Sweet Recipes

Coke and Salted Peanut No Churn Ice Cream 

Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream

Kool Aid Ice Cream

Photo Credit: Swirls of Flavor

Peaches ‘N Cream Ice Cream

Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Football Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

We’d love to here from you! What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Have you ever made ice cream at home before?