Choosing The Right Child Care Center

Many parents are faced with the challenge of finding the right daycare for their child. It is normal for parents to have tons a questions answered before making such an important decision. Most importantly is “Will my child be safe and in good hands?“ Is the one teaching my child certified? Does the facility have someone on staff at all times who knows CPR and other safety procedures? Is my child going to be fed junk food all day? There are so many things to take in to consideration when leaving your child in the hands of someone else. At Little Stars, we have taken drastic measures to ensure the safety of each child and give offer peace of mind for the children and the parents.

Education is a major concern for small children from 6 weeks of age through preschool. Teachers who love to educate young kids are key to helping them learn correctly. Curriculum is created to help the little ones develop properly and at their own pace. Kids will enjoy learning as they are playing and doing daily activities. Some preschools and daycares have up to 30 children at a time. It is better when class sizes are kept to smaller numbers, because individual attention and care can be given to each child.

Meals that are provided to the enrolled children for lunch and snacks should be healthy and homemade. Frozen and packaged foods are unhealthy and bad for ones health and growth. Things like homemade macaroni, soup, biscuits, and french fries are much better for kids than packaged biscuits and frozen vegetables. A healthy diet is important when choosing a daycare for your child, so that you are aware what he/she is being fed on a daily basis.

Safety is another area to discuss. Most centers have locked doors with security codes that children do not know. Safety standards have to be met, as well. This means that teachers know CPR and correct first aid procedures. They also pass a background check and are drug tested regularly. All employees usually have continual training for up-to-date education, and on other topics, like fire safety and evacuation methods.

While researching daycare programs, see if they offer Summer camps and after-school programs as well. School age children may attend after-school while some parents have to work later into the afternoon. The teachers can help with children with their homework while offering a healthy snacks as well. Weather permitting, the kids also get to play outside on a safe playground or play games inside on rainy days. During the Summer, field trips and activities are scheduled to make sure children have a fun time while at daycare! For more information on a reputable Dahlonega Daycare, visit http://www.littlestarsga.com.

Little Stars Learning Center

Little Stars Learning Center strives to provide the best childcare available in the North Georgia community.   We offer a safe, clean environment that meets and exceeds the states requirements for childcare facilities.  Our small class sizes allows us to give the individual attention needed to help each child succeed.  Click on the following link to view our new video Little Stars Learning Center.

Clean Child Care at Little Stars Learning Center

At Little Stars Learning Center in Dahlonega, we know how important it is to you that your child is well cared for and in a manner that you would appreciate in your own home. Aside from providing the caring and loving teaching setting you desire, Little Stars, providing child care in Dahlonega, also recognizes the importance of a clean environment. At all times, but especially during flu season, one child’s cold can quickly be passed on until each child and care provider is infected. At Little Stars we take cleanliness very seriously, and in an effort to keep germ related illnesses at a minimum, we adhere to strict guidelines.

Most experts agree that the single most effective tool in preventing the spread of germs in a childcare environment is washing hands. Employees are required and children are encouraged to wash their hands many times daily at the hand washing stations provided. A child’s hands should be washed any time they are visibly dirty, before and after meals, and after the toilet or potty training chair is used.

An adequate supply of diapers must be available for each baby or toddler and the child’s diaper and/ or clothing is changed when wet or soiled. Diaper changing areas are made of smooth nonporous materials and are sanitized and disinfected following each diaper change.

Toys are probably responsible for distributing the largest number of germs in a childcare center. Little children are notorious for putting everything in their mouths as they explore their world. A toy that is given to an infant should remain with that infant and never shared without being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. All toys should be cleaned with soap and water when they appear dirty. In order to kill germs and disinfect plastic toys, they may be placed in a dishwasher on a hot setting. For toys that cannot be placed in a dishwasher or clothes washer for cleaning, a solution of bleach and water should be used to eliminate germs.

At Little Stars Learning Center, we strive to provide the best possible care for your child by providing a warm, nurturing environment. And at the same time maintaining a hygienic setting in which your child will learn and grow. Enroll your child today, and feel secure that you are making a healthy step toward your child’s future.