Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Light Shines in Missouri

The Missouri State Legislature has finally approved a three year pilot program to rate the quality of childcare centers.  This action has direct benefit for families and young children; parents will now have some guidance as they select childcare centers. A rating system will define quality such as what follows in this blog.

The ‘look’ of the center should be just one of multiple factors in making a decision to use a center.  Yes, it should be clean, have lots of toys, and be safe.  But centers can be too clean.  Young children are active learners.  Frequently throughout the day, the rooms are messy as children create with paint or play in the house area.