Observation Checklist

Observation is the single most important guide when choosing an early learning program for your child.

Narrow your list to 3-5 providers. Visit each facility or home. Meet with the providers or center directors, and tour the facilities.

Here is a checklist for you to use when touring each center or home.

Parent Priorities in Selecting Early Lerning Programs: Implications for Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System

This fact sheet gives an overview of the findings of “Parent Priorities in
Selecting Early Care and Education Programs: Implications for Minnesota’s
Quality Rating and Improvement System.”  It provides recomendations about how QRIS can give parents culturally relevent information about charactersitics of programs that are of interest to them.