Child Watch / Drop-in Childcare

Many organizations provide Child Watch or Drop-in Childcare as a benefit of membership or add-on service to their members and participants. All too often, these programs do not adhere to the same policies and procedures as licensed childcare programs located in the same building.  Sometimes the same child enrolled in a licensed childcare program during the day may be dropped off to a Child Watch program in the evening.  Why would we treat the standard of care/supervision for the same child differently from one program to another?  Who supervises your Child Watch or Drop-in Childcare?  The Membership or Childcare department? Ultimately, Child Watch / Drop-in Childcare programs should adhere to the same policies and procedures as a licensed child care program especially as it relates to supervision, staff to child ratios, bathroom supervision, and training.

2 Responses to Child Watch / Drop-in Childcare

  1. Bablofil March 17, 2017 at 3:44 am #

    Thanks, great article.

    • alan March 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

      Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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