Every parent’s worst nightmare unfolded when a child tragically lost their life in a Bronx daycare. These heartbreaking moments serve as a stark reminder of the responsibility we bear in safeguarding our children.
It’s important to emphasize that incidents like these are not supposed to happen. As parents, we trust daycare providers with the safety and well-being of our children. This trust should never be taken lightly.
In this video, we share crucial insights and tips to help you make informed decisions before enrolling your child in a daycare program. Here are three fundamental steps to protect your child:
1. Licensing and Regulations: Ensure that the daycare program is licensed and compliant with licensing regulations. You have the right to ask for and review the necessary paperwork, including background checks and approvals for all individuals residing in the home where your child will be cared for.
2. Supervision and Oversight: Identify the agencies responsible for supervising the daycare provider. These may include the Department of Health, the Department of Education, or other relevant organizations. Knowing who is monitoring the provider’s activities and compliance is crucial for your peace of mind.
3. Recognizing Quality: Familiarize yourself with the hallmarks of a high-quality daycare program. Trust your instincts as a parent; if something doesn’t feel right or safe, don’t hesitate to inquire. Additionally, you can download our free book on recognizing quality in childcare.
Our goal is to empower parents and guardians with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed childcare decisions. Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment, and we are committed to helping you achieve that.
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Together, we can work towards a future where every child is protected, and every parent has the confidence that their child is safe and thriving in daycare.