I think it is important to have CPR/AED and First Aid Certification. If families desire additional certifications, they will specify to you.
When I have cared for five-month-olds, I have found reading, singing and trips to story time very enjoyable for the child! I also ask the parent(s) if the child has a favorite toy, song or book. Additionally, going on a walk and pointing out different shapes, objects and animals... more