Babysitters, tutors, daycare providers, after-school programs, and other caregivers can all play an important role in the lives of children and parents. As parents and caregivers, it’s important to find the person or facility that will be the right fit for your child. Below are a few tips and ideas for evaluating childcare providers.
Tips for Screening Individuals/Caregivers
Tips for Screening Organizations: Ask the organization’s staff and leadership these questions to evaluate the organization’s ability to care for your child:
Identify Appropriate Behaviors: Child sexual abuse rarely begins with assault; usually, it begins with behavior that is very subtle, but is meant to test and push the victim’s boundaries. This process is called grooming. The following behaviors may be warning signs that someone is grooming your child:
You can help deter inappropriate behavior by setting clear boundaries with adults who work with your child and encouraging your child to communicate their boundaries as well.