See for yourself. It’s one thing for a provider to talk about a developmentally appropriate curriculum or individualized care—it’s another to do it! Visit providers and see them in action before you make your decision.
Trust your own sense about what’s right (or not!) for your child. If you have a feeling that something isn’t working about your child’s care, talk openly and constructively with your provider, but also be open to the possibility that you may need to make a change. Trust, also, that your child can weather the transition to a new childcare provider, especially with your attuned, predictable, and supportive care.
Remember, you are your child’s most important caregiver, no matter how many hours of childcare your family needs. Focus on the quality of your time together with your child, not just the quantity!