The Children’s Cottage Infant Toddler Center

Parent Questionnaire for Enrollment

Thank you for considering The Children’s Cottage Infant Toddler Center. This questionnaire will give us a better understanding of your child and family so that we can continue to provide top quality education and care for the families whom we select, by ensuring that your child and family will be a good fit for the center. Please answer all questions with as much detail as possible.


Child’s name, Date of Birth,  parent’s names, address:


Schedule you would like and desired start date:


Contact number:


1. What are the most important factors in your choice of a childcare facility?


2. Are you familiar with the play-based approach to education?  If so, what do you like about the approach? Do you have any disagreements with aspects of play based learning? Do you wish to learn more about the approach?


3. Are you familiar with attachment philosophies of infant and toddler development? Describe some of the practices you would like to see used during the care of your child:


4. Describe your child’s daily routines at home. How do you approach sleep, eating, meeting your child’s needs and your own?


5. Please tell us about your family and home life. How do you spend your weekends? Who are the members of your family? Favorite pastimes?


6. What kind of person is your child? Please describe your child’s personality, interests, approach to situations, difficulties and strengths.


7. What are your hopes for your child as he or she grows from infant/toddler to preschooler?


9. What has been your previous experience with daycare or preschool? Can I call your previous provider? (Please provide references)


10. Describe your child’s experiences and interactions with other children and siblings.


11. Do you have any special interests or talents that you would like to share with the class? Would you be interested in volunteering in the classroom or for special projects? Do you wish to discuss work trade options for reducing tuition? Please describe possible work trade you have to offer.


12. Do you have any further questions or comments about our school, your child, or your family?


13. Would you like to be added to our private Facebook group page? Please tell us the name you use on Facebook :)


Thank you for taking the time to fill out this information. Each child is unique and interesting and it helps us all to have open communication. Feel free to always ask any questions, stay and observe, and request information on any subject. Welcome to our school!