Look for a program that is attentive to each child and plans activities that guide and support children’s discovery, learning and sociability.
When you visit potential programs, observe the children – notice if the children appear happy and engaged in activities that encourages exploration and peer-to-peer interactions. Ask questions to learn about their strategies for promoting children’s healthy development such as:
- What type of activities do they provide that enable children to build their memory, make choices, build self-esteem and independence?
- What sort of activities do they provide to build physical skills and endurance?