I am helping my sister look for care for her children (7, 4 and 12months). She has been a stay at home mom for 4 years but recently became a single mom and is needing to go back to work. She found a job (!!! YAY!!!) and now needs care.
I have volunteered to go visit places with her next week. Since she is a single mom and money is tight - home daycare is probably the route she will need to take. As a teacher myself I think home daycares have some great opportunities for children and are wonderful learning experiences for the kids.
So - what questions should we ask when we visit? What specific things should we look for? I am a very forgetful person so I kind of want to make a little chart or checklist to bring into each place so I can remember things I see and take notes. I think then when we are sitting down and discussing the best place it will help us having those sheets as guides.
Any help or suggestions would be great. THANKS!