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In general, seek caregivers who are trained in child care issues as well as educated in child growth and development. Specific recommendations vary by position and type of child care facility. Directors should have a college degree, have experience in child care, and provide ongoing training opportunities for all staff.
Ask the following questions about the child care providers of group care facilities:
Other Works Consulted
- American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. (2002). Caring for Our Children—National Health and Safety Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs, 2nd ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||September 14, 2012|
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