Child Care: Qualifications for Providers
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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. (2011). Staffing. In Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards-Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd ed., pp. 2-45. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
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