For grownups who care about kids
Parents, child care providers, grandparents, educators and other caregivers.

Choosing child care

Selecting quality is of the utmost importance. Choosing regulated child care is one step in the process. It is, however, important to remember that just because a child care is licensed or certified, that doesn’t guarantee its safety. Parents should always carefully examine the available options. Factors to consider include:

When you as a parent entrust the care of your child to another, you are making an important decision. Therefore, take your time before you choose a child care program. Visit several child care programs at least once, ask many questions and tour the entire facility or home