Interactions are the building blocks of a quality child care program. This includes interactions between providers and children, staff and parents, and between the children themselves. It also includes the ways that children interact with the materials, activities, and the environment around them. Child care providers that reflect and pay attention to these connections are building quality into their program.
Questions to ask:
What do the interactions between parents and providers or providers and children look like?
Are there materials or activities that interest children?
Are there opportunities for children to express themselves?
What does the environment look like from a child’s perspective?
Providers: if you would like to explore ways to assess your program and build the quality of your interactions, contact us, and ask for Resource and Referral.
Parents: If you would like to learn more about choosing high quality child care, check out our High Quality Child Care Booklet at https://wp.childaction.org/find-child-care/