If you feel the childcare provider has "passed" the previous round of more technical questions, start asking more about the environment of the home or childcare facility.
- What is the adult-to-child ratio in the program?
- How is your child going to spend her day?
- Does this childcare provider or program agree with my philosophy of childrearing?
- What is the provider's take on child guidance and discipline?
Recommendations also help in deciding if a provider will be a good match for you. If you have the same expectations as friends and family members who also have children in childcare, advice from them can be a good way to find a caregiver that's right for you and your children.
Characteristics of a good childcare worker