You've researched, visited and
interviewed so many childcare providers looking for the just the right match
for your child's needs and your "gut" feeling of confidence in the provider.
Today is your child's first day.
What? You didn't do the
research? The eight or more hours a day that your child spends in childcare
or pre-school rivals the amount of waking time that you yourself spend with
him or her. It is so very important to know what to look for.
This page is dedicated to not
just finding a "good" provider, but a GREAT one. You child's development and
your peace of mind deserves no less.
Assembled are some links
that can offer you the kind of direction you need to begin to think about
the qualifications that childcare providers should have. But in the end,
nothing is better than interviewing the provider and spending a day at the
agency itself, with your child of course!
"Keystone STARS" is a system of continuous
quality improvement for child care through Standards, Training/Professional
Development, Assistance, Resources, and Support. (click
here for more information)
Northwest PA Stars Providers
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is
dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular
focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all
children from birth through age 8.
(click here for more information)
Accredited Pennsylvania Sites