Yes, I want you to choose me as your childcare provider. But then again, no – not if you aren’t comfortable with what I am actually providing for you. I want parents to be on board with my methods and my approach to caring for their child(ren), otherwise everyone loses and nobody wins. You must choose a provider who will meet your needs in the most possible ways.
That being said, I like the particulars of this article as it relates to infant/toddler needs, which, ideally, should be the priority! As much as the Montessori philosophy touts a higher ratio of children to adults (which I do believe is extremely valuable), in the toddler years, more individual attention from primary caregivers is important in building their personalities and self-confidence. These years are so much more sensitive (compared to the “primary” ages 3- 6) in the production of the person they will become.
If you are choosing childcare for infants and toddlers, consider these aspects published here.