06 May Finding Quality Child Care
One of the most important decisions your family will ever make is choosing child care. Child Care Resources provides information, resources, and guidance to help you to make the best decision when choosing a child care program that meets the needs of your family. Finding the right program takes time, so start early.
Different Types of Care:
Family Child Care Homes and Center-Based Child Care:
Providing quality care and supporting your child’s development can occur in a variety of settings. There are two main types of care that may fit your family’s needs.
Family Child Care Homes:
Some families choose family child care homes because they like the family environment and the smaller number of children. Home-based programs may have the same caregiver for your child and might offer more flexible hours for families that need care in the evenings or weekends. Families with multiple children also like that siblings are cared for together.
Center-Based Child Care:
Some families choose center-based child care because of the classroom-like environment and larger number of children. Center–based programs may have more adults present in the program and might offer more consistent care hours for families. Families may like that their child is with children of the same age.
Quality Child Care Learning is a lifelong process that starts at birth. Quality early care and education programs are important to support your child’s development. Child Care Resources is improving the quality of child care and focuses on key areas which research shows have a big impact on children’s growth, health, and well-being.
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