Health Tip: Selecting a Day-Care Center

(HealthDay News) - A nearly universal rite among working parents is to anxiously mull over the choice of a day-care center.

If you're in the midst of deciding where your youngster should spend the day while you work, here are warning signs that a particular facility may not be appropriate, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Day-care workers won't or can't answer questions, and don't respond to your requests or concerns.
  • Parents aren't allowed to participate in daily activities with their children.
  • Your child doesn't like going to a particular facility.
  • Frequent accidents or injuries without adequate explanation.
  • Frequent turnover among staff.
  • Negative feedback or experiences from other parents.

-- Diana Kohnle

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