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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
Other Works Consulted
American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. (2002).
Caring for Our Children—National Health and Safety Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs, 2nd ed. Elk Grove
Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
September 14, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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