The design and planning of a childcare center greatly affect the quality of childcare available for children enrolled in such facilities (infants to age 12). Different learning stages and age groups should determine the differentiation of a childcare center to ensure that activities are well-tailored to fit children’s developmental stages. The YouTube video “Full Virtual Centre Tour | Kids and Company Child Care” documents a tour of an excellent childcare center.
The infant room in a childcare center should provide care for newborns or babies still in the breastfeeding stage. Ideally, a childcare center should provide feeding schedules (breastfeeding, formula feeding, or solid food) tailored to suit the baby.
Webcams that monitor the actions of enrolled children should also be installed. Childcare centers should also send daily reports to parents to provide insight into their child’s performance.
Careful attention to the children’s sleep patterns and the teacher-to-child ratio are also important aspects of running a childcare center. An open-door policy that welcomes regular parent visitation and any questions they might have. Preservatives and additives should be avoided, and incorporate the most in-season fruits and vegetables. A childcare center should also institute cognitive and physical development programs, since such programs boost children’s grasp of grammar and phonetics, in addition to fostering their flair for the arts and physical activity.