Child Care: Qualifications for Providers - Topic Overview
In general, seek caregivers who are trained in child care issues
as well as educated in child growth and development. Specific recommendations vary by position and type of child
care facility. Directors should have a
college degree, have experience in child care, and provide ongoing training
opportunities for all staff.
Ask the following questions about the child care providers of group
Education level and training
What are the education and training
requirements for staff members? What childhood development classes or
certifications are required?
Are children who have special needs
enrolled in the facility? If so, what kind of special training do staff members
Are staff encouraged to continue their child care education
by attending workshops and lectures?