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Parents  >  Checklists  >  School-Age Child Care Checklist

School-Age Child Care Checklist

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Name of Program _________________________________________________

 

NYS Registered____   School District Sponsored____   Private Program___

 

     Setting                                                         Financial Assistance

___Public Private School                                 ___Accepts County Subsidies   

___Child Care Center                                      ___Scholarships Available         

___Family Child Care                                      ___Sliding Scale Fee                

___Community/Rec Center                              ___Sibling Discount                

___Religious Institution           

___YM/YWCA or YM/YWHA 

___Boys or Girls Club       

___Educational Enrichment   

 

Hours of Operation

 

Before School_____________________________________________________

 

After School______________________________________________________

 

Vacation Days_____________________________________________________

 

School Breaks_____________________________________________________

 

Conference Days__________________________________________________

 

Cost

 

Hourly__________            Daily__________            Weekly__________    

 

Monthly__________          Registration Fee__________

 

Basic Information

 

 

Cost affordable

Yes

No

Hours suitable

Yes

No

Transportation available

Yes

No

Building is safe & well maintained

Yes

No

Checked references or spoke with parents who have used the program

Yes

No

Children seem happy

Yes

No

Indoor activities available

Yes

No

Quiet activity area

Yes

No

Outdoor play

Yes

No

Activities and materials are varied & age appropriate

Yes

No

Materials available that celebrate diverse ethnic & cultural groups

Yes

No

Time and space for homework, with help available

Yes

No

Opportunity to pursue hobbies or join clubs

Yes

No

Group size & age groupings are appropriate

Yes

No

Nutritious snacks

Yes

No

Parents are welcome to visit the program

Yes

No

 

The Staff

 

 

Director is accessible and responsive

Yes

No

Has a good rapport with children and parents

Yes

No

Rules are clear

Yes

No

Trained & experienced with school age issues

Yes

No

Adequate for proper supervision, low staff turnover

Yes

No

Treats children with respect, in a caring, supportive, friendly manner

Yes

No

Discipline handled in a calm, consistent way to encourage positive behavior

Yes

No

 

New York State Minimum Required Staff/Child Ratios:

(for NYS Registered or Licensed programs)

 

Age of Child

Staff/Child Ratio

Max. Group Size

5-9 Years

1:10

20

10-12 Years

1:15

30

 

Protecting children is everyone’s job.  If you have a concern about a child care program, call the Long Island Regional Office of Children and Family Services at 631-240-2560

 

Materials should be available that celebrate diverse ethnic & cultural groups