(MOBILE, Ala.) Many moms have agonized over childcare and heading back to work. You want to make sure your child is in a facility where they are going to be safe and taken care of. And to find a facility, it's going to take you interviewing caregivers for the job.
When Stacy Harris decided to go back to work and put her daughter Jasmin in daycare, she made a list of requirements a facility needed to meet before she would leave Jasmin in their care.
"Whether or not I feel like I could trust the person, whether or not it was a safe environment," said Harris. "I probably looked at eight, something like that."
When looking for a daycare, experts say there are key questions you want to ask, and you also want to be very observant. Make sure the facility is licensed. Even go a step further and look for one that is also accredited.
Experts say accredited facilities require 90 hours of training in three years, and you have to have mentors in once a month.
Accreditations are given by the National Association for Family Child Care. Where licensing focuses on health, safety and nutrition, the accreditation focuses on the quality of the program.