(SPM Wire) You want to know your kids are safe at daycare.

(SPM Wire) - You want to know your kids are safe at daycare.

Here's what to look for, according to Kelly Bachman of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (DSCYF).

Low child-to-teacher ratios. Low teacher turnover. Staff with higher education. Prior experience and education of the director.
Here are questions you should ask, according to Jeff Whitmarsh of the Delaware State Police:

What happens if a child goes missing? Does the child-to-teacher ratio change throughout the day? Is my emergency contact information current? Has the program been investigated by any state agency? Does this facility participate in a child-identification program? Are there ongoing background checks of the teachers?