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5 Warning Signs Your Child's Daycare Is Not Right for You

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Lack of Communication


A good daycare will encourage parents to be as involved as possible with the center and their child's care. Family meetings with the staff are an important way to stay connected and to know what is going on when you are not there. If your center does not hold regular meetings for parents and discourages you from visiting with staff or staying involved, you need to find a new center or talk to your center about making improvements. The center should also provide you with regular reports and updates on your child's progress and activities.

It's also important to connect with your child by asking him how the day was. Simple conversations like this can help alert you to any problems the center may be having, or if you child is unhappy.

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