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Health Tip: Signs of Problems at Daycare

-- Daycare centers can be a great source of comfort for working parents. But sometimes there are warning signs that your child should be cared for elsewhere.

Here's a list of daycare red flags to watch for, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • You cannot get the staff to answer your questions or address your concerns.
  • The staff does not allow parents to participate in daily practices at the center.
  • You hear about problems at daycare from your child, or your child doesn't seem happy there.
  • Accidents happen frequently and without explanation.
  • There is frequent staff turnover.
  • Other parents tell you about problems they have encountered.

Posted: July 2008


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