Is the schedule balanced? Do children have many opportunities and choices?
What is the program's philosophy?
What is the program's discipline policy?
What is the staff to student ratio?
Are nutritious meals/snacks served?
Does the type of programming match my child's needs and interests? (every day or drop-in, music lessons, homework help, etc.)
Does the program encourage parent involvement?
Does the program offer a variety of age appropriate activities?
Does the program make good use of community resources (museums, libraries, local theater groups)?