children, family, and history
Potential Start Date: Are you on interviewing at other daycares? Proposed daycare schedule: What did you like or dislike about previous provider(s)? Who would drop off and pick up? Who would
be primary contact? Where do the parents work? Do you have a backup if I am closed? Who would be your backup? Do you anticipate difficulty leaving work if your child is sick and needs to be picked up?
Favorite foods or major dislikes? What is the child's nap schedule? Where does the child sleep at home or at daycare? Does the child need anything (blanket, stuffed animal, pacifier) to help them go to sleep? What time does the child go to bed? Wake
up? Is the child allowed screen time? Any TV shows, computer/video games that aren't allowed? Is the child potty trained? How do you approach potty training? What rewards do you use? Do you use the toilet or a potty seat? How do you
discipline at home?
Does the child have any allergies? Any medical or dental history I should be aware of?
Is the child on medication? Would I be expected to give medication while he or she is with me?
Does the child have separation anxiety or socialization issues? What is the child's favorite activity or toys? Favorite TV shows, cartoons, or music? What is the best way to soothe or comfort your child? Does your child have issues with biting? What
general observations can you share about your child's development (When did he/she crawl? Walk? Say first word? Etc.)?
Does you child dress him/herself?
Provider expectations What are your expectations of
me as a provider?
Will you have different expectations of what happens at daycare vs. home?
How would you expect a provider to discipline your child?
How will you let me know if you have an issue with me or my care?
What is your greatest
concern (if any) or question (if any) about placing your child in care outside the home