Choosing Childcare

Grow NJ KidsPeace of mind is everything when choosing a childcare center. Use this helpful checklist to help you determine the best child care options for your family.

  • The children are engaged with happy teaching staff.
  • The center uses a research-based curriculum.
  • Social, emotional, physical and intellectual learning opportunities are provided.
  • Families are welcome any time and are provided daily communication.
  • There are caregivers trained in CPR and first aid in every classroom at all times.
  • The menus are nutritious and food choices are varied.
  • Strict guidelines for sanitizing toys and classroom surfaces.
  • Highly trained teaching staff.
  • Children have ample time to play and explore.
  • Children play outside every day (weather permitting).
  • The curriculum prepares your child for school.
  • A wide range of instructional methods are used, like small-group, whole-group and individual learning.

Compare child care providers using this handy printable worksheet to help you discover the right child care for your family.


All four Lakeview Child Centers are accredited by NAEYC.

Let’s Move! Childcare

Lakeview Child Center is proud to participate in this comprehensive initiative, launched by Former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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