Quality child care includes many elements that all combine together to maximize children's development of cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills.  Child care providers have the responsibility of creating the environment that is safe and healthy and one that provides opportunities for the children to learn through play.  Interactions between providers and children should be positive and on the child's level, while extending the child's experiences.  Child care providers should also be sensitive to each individual family and should strive to provide a program that meets each family's individual needs, while meeting each child's individual and developmental needs.  In order to provide a quality child care program, child care professionals must have ample training and education to acquire knowledge of child development.  Training and education should be an ongoing process.




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Leigh M. Zaleon
Child Care Consultant