Selecting The Right Childcare Facility

Selecting the right childcare can be a daunting task, but an important one. We understand that you want to be certain you have made the best choice for your child. COA provides a warm, safe and fun environment that helps your child develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Our teachers are passionate our programs are inventive and our approach is unwavering: to bring the very best childcare experience to every family. We know that parents today are balancing their careers and home-life and do not want to sacrifice what they want most for their children's future. So we provide an environment that is an extension of your family. A setting that complements your home-life and eases the day-to-day stresses parents endure.

Ensuring the safety and security of all the children at COA is top-of-mind for our teachers and administrators. We care for life's most precious gifts and we take our job very seriously.

What Questions To Ask When Evaluating A Childcare Facility

When selecting a daycare facility ask the following questions so you can easily compare and make the best decision for your family.


  • Are there security measures in place?
  • Are the outside gates and perimeters locked?
  • Is there an emergency plan and is it posted?
  • Does the school contact you in case of emergency?
  • Are hazardous materials locked away?


  • Is there a policy on discipline?
  • Do the children seem happy?
  • Do the children seem occupied and engaged?
  • Is there a lesson plan?
  • Are the children involved in activities that promote learning?


  • What is the educational philosophy?
  • Is the curriculum academically based?
  • Are there active play opportunities in the curriculum?
  • Are the teachers trained or decreed?
  • Is there a lesson plan?
  • Are the children involved in activities that promote learning?


  • Does the staff seem patient and receptive to the children's needs?
  • Does staff appear friendly and do they interact in a positive manner with children?
  • What is the teacher-to-child ratio?
  • Is there daily communication with parents about their child's progress?
  • Does staff read to the children?


  • Is the school clean?
  • Are the toys used cleaned regularly?
  • Is the infant room clean?
  • Where do children nap, and how do you put babies down to sleep?
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