Choosing Child Care

Making the Decision

If you are considering a day home, you should do the following when making your decision:

If you are considering a child care center, you should do the following when making your decision:

Follow Up

Even after the best choice has been made, successful child care requires continued attention from parents. You should do the following to ensure your child’s continues to meet your expectations.

Making the Decision: The Bottom Line

Trust your instincts. Picture your child with the people. Would he or she be happy and comfortable here? If you don’t like the staff, your child probably won’t either. If it doesn’t feel right, you haven’t found the right place. You can find additional information about choosing care on the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) Web site.