Hey parents! Just a small public service announcement about day-care and babysitting services. When searching for a child care provider try to avoid taking your kid to a church daycare. Day-cares that are run through churches do not have safety requirements that certified day-care providers will have. A licensed day-care provider is visited by an inspector of sorts almost every year to make sure it’s a safe environment, there is no such thing with the church day-cares.
They aren’t required to have formal training and there is little to no oversight at all. Church day-cares will more often than not underpay staff and they don’t have to pay taxes or certification fees that actual day-care providers have to pay. These organizations take clients away from people who have no other means of income and end up being more unsafe.
When looking for a provider just remember that while most day-cares will be more expensive than the church ones you’re also paying for experience and the guarantee that your children are in good hands.