Southwest Child Development Center ——- Safe, Clean Quality Child Care & Preschool

830 SW 31st St. Oklahoma City, OK 73109 – (405) 631-1466 se habla español – We are a 2 Star rated center with an exceptional Preschool Program

Choosing a Center For Your Child


When is comes to child care, nothing but the best is good enough.

How do you decide what is the best for your child?  Here are ten tips to help you make a smart decision that is right for you:

  1. Visit more than one center before making your decision

  2. Make several unscheduled visits to each center at different times of the day.

  3. Look carefully at all areas of the center, including play areas, kitchen and restrooms.

  4. Look for state license.  It should be prominently displayed.

  5. Watch all staff at work.  See how they interact with the children.

  6. Look for a balanced program of both indoor and outdoor activities.

  7. Check to be sure the rooms are bright, cheerful, clean and free of hazards.

  8. Ask about emergency procedures.

  9. Look at the weeks menu of meals and snacks.  Are they well balanced?

  10. Ask about the center’s policies regarding discipline and guidance.

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