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How To Find A Good Daycare

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Nationwide, just over eight million kids – about 40 percent of children under the age of five – spent at least part of their week in daycare. That's why parents want to make sure their children are safe.

Our children are the most precious thing we're responsible for. And that's why it's important to find a good daycare, if you need one.

Kids who grow up with caring adults learn how to interact appropriately with others. That includes everything from learning to deal with stress and anger to solving problems. That's why workers at this daycare keep a close eye on the children.

Kelly Hoyt, employee at Hugabug Daycare, says, "I have to make sure on a regular basis that somebody's with them at all times. There's an attendant in both rooms to visualize what's happening, to make sure that they get along great. We use a timeout process."

The child in timeout stays in the same room as the daycare worker who's supervising them. Parents across the nation are concerned that daycare workers are both qualified and have received safety training.

Parent Kristine Kuntz says, "Taking my daughter to a daycare, I think it's important that all employees have their background checks, and are certified to work in the daycare with CPR, so that the child is safe in case of any type of emergency."

Hoyt checks regularly to make sure that someone's watching the children all the time. She explains that she and her co-workers keep safety in mind all day long.

Hoyt says, "That's a safety measure. We never use the front door unless it's an emergency purpose only. We use our back door with our parking lot so nobody enters in and out except for the back exit."

So to make sure your child's daycare is safe, doublecheck the business's references before you send your child there.

Apr. 22, 2013.


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