What childcare characteristics do you believe are most important to your family?
☐Flexible hours ☐Healthy food
☐Routine and schedule ☐Consistent hours
☐Education ☐Professionals in childcare/edu
☐Consistent caregivers ☐Socialization
☐Safety and security ☐Affordability
☐Health and sanitation ☐Community
☐Experience and independence
☐Loving, caring, emotionally supportive
☐Outdoor time/ nature
☐Making our family life easier/smoother
☐Ability and willingness to follow our parenting philosophy
The caregiver may teach child to sleep in crib:
☐ As long as the child is happy
☐ With limited crying
☐ Cry it out method (if child’s best interest is the priority)
If baby does not drink all of milk:
☐ Throw milk out
☐ Put bottle back in fridge
☐ Try again within _______ min.
☐ Continue trying until baby drinks all
☐ Call parents
If the child has a fever over 100.5 degrees in the ear, what would you like the caregiver to do?
☐ Call parent(s) for further instructions
☐ Give the child fever reducing medication according to child’s weight
☐ Use a cool cloth to help bring down the temperature
☐ Give the child water or a bottle to hydrate and cool down
☐ Other: _________________________________________________
How much detail of the child’s day do you want?
☐ As much detail as I can get.
☐ Just enough to know that my baby is doing well
☐ No detail needed except in emergencies
☐ Other ______________________________________________
How Important is it for your child to socialize with other kids?
☐ Very important
☐ I see value in it but it is not most important
☐ I believe that the child is too young for it to matter
☐ It is not worth the exposure to illness at this time
☐ It is not needed
Do you want your child to follow a scheduled curriculum?
☐ Yes, I believe it is important
☐ I would like to discuss how this would be done and what this would look like at my child’s age.
☐ No, not at this time but I do think this is needed for future.
☐ No, I do not believe that ‘traditional schooling’ concepts are appropriate for young children.
What kind of relationship would you like to have with your child caregiver?
☐ Strictly employer/ employee
☐ I’m the boss but we can chat about our personal life
☐ Trusted family friend/ a teamwork mentality
☐ Part of the family
Are you ok with your caregiver giving you advice or her opinion on how to do things/parenting style?
☐ Yes, they are the expert and I am a first time mom.
☐ As long as they say it with respect and make it solely a suggestion.
☐ I prefer they keep their opinions to themselves, there are many approaches to parenting and I am doing things the way I feel is appropriate for my child
☐ No. I am the parent.
Is it important to you to have time and opportunity to see the caregiver and child interact together?
☐ Yes ☐ That would be nice but it’s not necessary ☐ No
Should the caregiver tell you about a milestone before you first see it for yourself? (First step, a tooth, first word)
☐ Yes please! Lets celebrate together!
☐ Let me know that it’s close so I can look for it. Be gentle with me!
☐ I would rather not know. I will feel like I am missing out.
☐ Please don’t tell me I missed seeing it first- it will crush me