Safety should be a top priority for any parent placing their children in the care of other adults. Parents should take this responsibility seriously and choose a daycare carefully.
How do you know whether your childcare facility is safe for your child? The best way is to ensure the facility is licensed.
What Is a Childcare License?
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services will license a childcare facility when it meets the basic requirements for:
- Staff accreditation
A daycare or childcare facility must renew its license every year. Operating a daycare without certification or with a lapsed license is illegal and the director is subject to penalties.
What Is so Important About Licensure?
Each of these regulations is vital for your child to be safe and thrive in a childcare facility.
- Staff Accreditation: Staff should be properly trained in classroom management, age-appropriate activities, and safety regulations. Well-intentioned but ignorant workers should not be responsible children.
- Safety: The building must pass a safety inspection and have appropriate medical and safety devices available. Toys should be age-appropriate and furniture should be anchored to the wall.
- Sanitation: Daycare facilities usually enroll dozens of children, so the facility needs to stay in the cleanest condition possible to reduce the spread of illnesses.
- Nutrition: It’s crucial that the daycare offer nutritious foods for growing children, not foods that encourage unnecessary weight gain with foods too high in fat or sugar.
Crestwood Preschool Academy Goes Above and Beyond
At Crestwood Preschool Academy, you can rest assured that your child is in a safe environment. Not only does Crestwood Preschool Academy have a Kentucky state license, but we go above and beyond these standards to ensure your child’s safety.
We carefully monitor visitors to ensure no one unauthorized enters the building. Our small class sizes help cut down the spread of illnesses and allow children to receive quality care and attention from teachers. Finally, we pride ourselves on our nutritious menu that meets health standards and tastes good, too!
Crestwood Preschool Academy is proud to offer an outstanding educational and fun curriculum that prepares your child for kindergarten per state academic standards.
Contact Crestwood Preschool Academy today if you’re looking to give your child a head start in school!