Remember LAW: Listen, Ask, Watch!
How do you know what to observe during a tour of a childcare setting? Clues are actually available to what you don’t see! Ask direct questions to the teacher when you tour the classroom. Watch how the teacher reacts to the children when multitasking a conversation with you. Ask what part of the lesson plan is happening during your visit. Ask what are the child to teacher ratios for this age. Listen, Ask, Watch!