Finding the right day care option for your child can take some time.
Start looking in advance so you can find the right fit for you. If you’re pregnant, start before you have your baby.
You don’t want to make a rushed decision.
Make a Call
Call local child care experts, like the RI Dept. of Children, Youth and Families, to find out local day care licensing requirements.
Visit & Ask Questions
Visit the day care options you are considering and ask questions about adult to child ratio, group size, caregiver qualifications, day care provider turnover and accreditation.
Make a Choice
Once you’ve visited different providers, compare what you’ve seen and make the best choice for your child and family.
Meet regularly with and ask questions of your day care provider.
Offer to volunteer time when needed.
Visit for child’s birthday or to read a book to the children.
Finding a Licensed provider
The RI Dept. of Children, Youth and Families has a list of licensed day care centers and in-home providers.
For daycare referrals and other parenting resources, contact BrightStars on the web or call 401-739-6100.