May is Early Childhood Educator Month!

Stepping Stones was honoured to have the The Saskatchewanderer visit our child care centre during the Early Childhood Educator Month of May, and learn more about all we do for the young children of Regina!

Below is the wonderful video they created, and we hope you enjoy! Thanks!

Gov’t of Saskatchewan: Choosing Child Care

How Do I Choose Quality Child Care for My Child?

It’s one of the most common and frequently questions asked! Finding the right fit and programs for your child’s early childhood education is important, but can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start or what questions to ask.

The Government of Saskatchewan has several links to helpful articles. I hope this helps you! 


How Do I Choose Quality Child Care for My Child?

Good quality child care services provide a safe, healthy environment and support the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children.  When looking for good quality child care services for your child, you should identify your needs, your priorities for child care and the needs of your child. Visit the daycare or family daycare home and discuss your expectations with potential child care providers and check references before deciding which service to use.  Some factors to consider when choosing good quality child care are:

  • Is the home/centre clean and safe?
  • How many children are being cared for by each caregiver?
  • How does the caregiver supervise the children?
  • What is the caregiver’s knowledge of child development?
  • How does the caregiver manage the children’s behaviour?
  • Is there a program plan? What activities do the children participate in and are they developmentally appropriate?
  • Is the caregiver easy to communicate with?
  • Is the caregiver licensed by the Early Learning and Child Care Branch of the Ministry of Education?

Further information is available from the Child Care regional office closest to you .