When you choose a daycare for your child(ren), do you take the time to actually visit the daycare, meet the staff, ask questions, and seek reviews? If not, shame on you. As a parent, unfortunately I have had my share of good and bad experiences with daycares. My first piece of advice is, do not call ahead and schedule a time to do a tour. Show up randomly, in the middle of the week, and ask for a tour on the spot. If you schedule ahead of time, obviously a director is going to make sure the center is sparkling, any deficiencies are hidden, and the entire center appears up to par.