When choosing a child care program for your child, the first question you need to ask is whether or not that child care center is licensed. While a license does not guarantee quality, it sets minimum requirements and ensures that a particular center is monitored for compliance.
Childcare.gov posted an article, Child Care Licensing and Regulations, that covers some of the requirements a licensed center needs to meet. These include:
- The acceptable child-staff ratio and number of children allowed in a class
- Supervision of children
- Safety of the building
- Immunizations, handwashing, diapering and other methods to stop the spread of disease
- Training, health and other conditions for adults working at the center.
Children spend a great deal of time at their child care center. It is your job to make sure that the one you choose not only meets the needs of your child and your family but also is licensed. At Premier Academy, we offer the highest quality health care in the Omaha/Elkhorn area. To learn more, visit us at premieracademyinc.com