Child Care Referral Services for Lenoir and Greene counties are now being served through the Region 3 Child Care Referral Service. For information on location, cost, hours, availability and star rating, parents may call (252)758-8885. Referrals are free and confidential.
Key questions every parent should ask:
What is the child care facility’s star rating?
How will teachers keep you informed about your child?
Do adults and children wash their hands after using the bathroom, eating, changing diapers, etc.?
Does the caregiver welcome parent drop-in visits and involvement?
Is there a safe outdoor environment with a variety of equipment?
Is there a balance of activities during the day?
Are materials and activities appropriate for each age group?
Is the facility clean, well maintained and free of potential hazards?
Are there positive guidance techniques used?
Are children supervised at all times?
What will a typical day at child care include?
Do the teachers engage children in conversation and ask questions to encourage creative thinking?
You know your child best — will your child be happy there?
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