Daycares Near Me
Finding a perfect daycare is a true blessing. It can be very difficult to get into any daycare let alone a great out. There are so many different criteria to consider when choosing a day care – is it close to me or my work, how is the staff, what is the atmosphere like, etc. We hope to help you find the best daycares near me in your area.
Daycares near me – use the map
Start your day care search by using the embedded map. This should highlight some of the great child care near me and give you some options to start with. From the list, you can call or visit their website to see when they are open for your child.
Criteria in choosing a great daycare
Sending your child off to daycare can be extremely stressful – we understand that. There are many things you will want to think about and consider before choosing the right daycare. Unfortunately many people don’t stop and consider all the factors and often times the experience isn’t as good as it could be.
Convenience of location – you are searching for a daycare near me for a reason. You want it close to either your place of employment or your home so that you do not need to go out of your way for an easy and quick drop off and pick up. This is by far one of the most important factors to consider, but it doesn’t have to stop there.
Activities and structure – is the daycare a structured daycare with planned activities (and downtime) throughout the day? Some daycares help educate and engage with your child while others simply give them free play all day with simple supervision. While there are pros and cons to each, it is important that you are okay with the structure and format of the daycare before making the final decision where to put your child.
Reviews of the daycare – this one goes without saying but many people don’t do their proper research. be sure to check out Yelp and search the daycare that you are considering to find out what other people are saying about them.
The experience, education, and friendliness of the staff – take your time and get into the daycare near me to meet the staff. These are the people that are going to be looking after your baby after all. Ask them about their history and experience and get to know them better.
These are some of the main criteria to think about so hopefully it gives you an idea of some of the questions to ask.
How much does daycare cost?
Daycares can be expensive. After all these are the people looking after your children while you are not. Daily rates can range from $30 to $50 per day while discounts are available if half days are possible.
If you’re going to put your child in daycare every day of the week then monthly rates are also available – usually around the $800 to $1200 per child range.
Daycares near me with cameras
Many daycares are now equipping themselves with cameras so that the parents can check in and watch their children at any time. Privacy debating aside, many parents love this concept and the idea of being able to see what their kid is up to for a few minutes during their lunch break.
It has become a great selling feature for daycares and while not all of them have it, finding one that does can be a huge plus.
Some of the fan favorite daycares
There are some pretty famous daycares out there – celebrity and other wise. Here are a couple of the fan favorite daycares:
Miss Flora Child Care – view their website. – they are located in Fremont, California and are one of the most highly rated daycares.
Extra Steps Preschool – these guys are located in Vancouver, BC. Check out their Facebook page here.
Hopefully this helps you find a daycare near me and don’t forget to ask all the right questions before committing to use them as a service.