Looking for Child Care?
Start here to begin your search for quality child care!
Why Quality Matters
Did you know that there are only about 2000 days between the day a child is born and the first day they begin school? In this short time, 90% of all brain development takes place. High quality child care settings allow children to experience stimulating interactions in safe and healthy environments.
Steps to Choosing Care
Call the child care programs that you are interested in. Check with the program that they have a vacancy for your child’s age and that the program is open the hours you need care. Then you will want to schedule a time for a visit. Try and visit as many programs as you can so you can see all the options you have.
Finding Inclusive Child Care
Although there are some child care programs that specialize in caring for children with disabilities or other diverse needs, most are not specialized. When looking for child care, consider the following tips: Ask to see a current license. Find out if the staff has been screened for child abuse/neglect.
Cost of Care
Child care cost can vary widely, depending on the location, the hours needed, the age and individual needs of the child and many other factors. Please contact the child care programs you are interested in to gather more information regarding cost.
Request a Child Care Referral
All information submitted to Care About Childcare is confidential and is not released to any company or agency. You will receive a referral, not a recommendation. Choosing the child care option that is best for your family is your responsibility.
Tips for Leaving Older Children Home Alone
It’s natural for parents to worry when first leaving kids without supervision. But you can feel prepared and confident with some planning and a couple of trial runs. Cover your bases and relax.