Parent Guide: Finding a Daycare

Parent Guide
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Step #1

Start Early

  • 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.

Step #2

Make a Call

Step #3

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.

Step #4

Make a Choice

  • Once you’ve visited different providers, compare what you’ve seen and make the best choice for your child and family.

Step #5

Stay Involved

  • 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.

Resources

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