Interaction Between Staff /Children/Parents
Required by the State

Is the schedule of daily activities posted and current?

 678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Does there seem to be enough caregivers for the number of
children in the room? (You may need to ask about staff/child ratios)

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Are the activities observed appropriate for the ages of the children involved?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Do the child care providers follow hand washing procedures after diapering/toileting?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

NOT Required by the State

Are children allowed to make choices throughout the day?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Do the children seem occupied and engaged by their activities?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Are the child care providers handling conflict among the children in a positive manner?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Do the child care providers seem patient and receptive to the
needs of children?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Is there a daily method of communication between the child care providers and parents?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

If you were a child, would you want to spend your day at this center?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Is your initial reaction upon entering the child care center a positive one?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

Is there space for active play and other space available where
quiet play may take place?

678134-sign-check-128 YES with BUFI

selection NO

 

Questions Tour the Center: The Outside
Required by the State 

Do the children have an opportunity to play outside each day?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Is the outside area free of litter and obvious hazards such as
broken glass?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are there a variety of outside equipment/toys available and appropriate for various ages?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Is the outdoor play equipment sturdy and in good repair?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are children being supervised by the child care provider?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Is there shade available outside where the children play?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Do children two years and younger play separately from the older
children?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO

NOT Required by the State 

Are the child care providers interacting with the children?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Does the center encourage use of the outside area for learning activities as well as free play?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO

Questions Tour the Center: The Outside
Required by the State 

Is the license displayed in a visible location?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are separate spaces available for the different age groups?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Is the quantity of toys and materials sufficient for the number of
children in the classroom?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are the toys and materials developmentally appropriate for the
different age groups?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Is the classroom arranged in a way that toys and materials are
accessible to children?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are the furnishings in the classrooms child sized?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are there obvious hazards such as dangerous substances, electrical cords, uncovered electrical outlets, cleaning materials,
or medications accessible to the children?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are fire extinguishers on site?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are fire escape plans/emergency evacuation plans posted?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are the sinks and bathroom stocked with appropriate supplies?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO

NOT Required by the State 

Is your initial reaction upon entering the child care center a positive one?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Is there space for active play and other space available where
quiet play may take place?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO

 

Operational/Policy Required by the State 

Does the center encourage parents to drop in and visit at any
time?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Does the facility serve nutritious meals/snacks?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO

NOT Required by the State 

Are parents encouraged to participate and be involved?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Does the facility enroll children with special needs?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Are there child care providers with additional training for special needs children?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Does the center participate in the subsidized child care program?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Do the hours of operation and holiday schedule accommodate
your work schedule?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO
Does the facility charge when a child is out sick or on vacation?
  • YES
  • NO
Do ALL staff have current CPR and First Aid certification?
  • YES with BUFI
  • NO