ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1
INSTRUCTIONS: DELETE ROW 1 ONCE DOWNLOADED.
Hi Momma’s! I hope this template for evaluating day cares is helpful. Be sure to BOLD your nonnegotiables to help with decision making and keep you focused on what matters :)

To download as an excel: File>Download As>Microsoft Excel
To copy into Google Sheets: File>Make a Copy>OK

Please provide feedback or other template requests by sending me a DM @chrissywerner11
2
Final Rank
3
QUESTIONSDAYCARE 1DAYCARE 2DAYCARE 3DAYCARE 4DAYCARE 5DAYCARE 6
4
School District
5
Distance from home/work (drop off/pick up convienience)
6
Operating Hours
7
Infant 5 day cost/mo
8
Toddler 5 day cost/mo
9
Billing Terms
10
Online Payments Y/N
11
Tuition Locked?
12
In Business Since
13
HEALTH/LICENSING/MEDICAL
14
Accreds/Curriculum
15
All Teachers and Assistants CPR Cert?
16
All Teachers and Assistants First Aid Cert?
17
Ratio of Teachers/Child compares to state regulations?
18
Flu Shot Required? Y/N
19
Vaccines Required? Y/N
20
COMMUNICATION
21
How do you expect parents to communicate with you?
22
How do you communicate with parents?
23
BABY ROOM
24
Are teachers assigned to babies?
25
Crying philosophy
26
Diaper Changes
27
Baby Sign language?
28
Do children sleep in safe cribs?
29
Is there adequate space for car seats?
30
CLEANLINESS
31
What supplies do we bring?
32
Is the room organized?
33
Does the room look clean and have cleaning solutions out of reach of children?
34
Are the swings/seats clean?
35
How often are cribs/matresses washed?
36
How often are toys washed and how?
37
Is there laundry on site?
38
Are there cots provided for tots?
39
Do the teachers appear clean and happy?
40
What is the policy for administering medicine?
41
SECURITY
42
Fire Drills
43
Intruder Drills
44
What type of security system is at the front door?
45
MANAGEMENT
46
Highest manager on site 5 days/wk
47
Incident Report Handling
48
Management interaction with children
49
Turnover rate
50
Teacher Termination Policy? When was the last termination and why?
51
PERKS AND OTHER
52
Date nights offered?
53
Healthy food included from Toddler+
54
FINAL NOTES
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100