Searching for child care can be scary, especially for those families who do not have access to installation child development programs. We have outlined some tips to ease the task of finding care for your little ones.
Start looking for a child care program as soon as possible. Many programs can have long waiting lists so it’s important to register your interest in advance. Give yourself ample time to research and find the right child care option for you and your family. Otherwise you might end up settling for something that doesn’t meet your needs.
Contact Resource & Referral
Contact your local county or state Resource and Referral (R&R) office for information on child care home providers or facilities in your area. Your local R&R office can assist with locating child care services that meet your needs. You will have the opportunity to discuss hours of availability, meal options, special accommodations and more.
Visit and Ask Questions
The only way to find the child care program that is best for you is to schedule a visit. This gives you the opportunity to see the center or home, meet the caregivers, and discover key pieces of information about the program.
Adult to Child Ratio - Ask how many children there are for each adult caregiver and ensure that your program follows your state requirements.
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Follow this checklist from the School Liaison Program and you’ll have everything you need to make your child’s school registration go smoothly.