Child Care Tips
Finding the right child care
option is a very time consuming procedure and it takes asking and
answering a lot of questions. You must spend time evaluating your
life style and parent philosophies to determine your needs. Once
that is established you can then start the search for the best qualified
provider for your child,
The first thing to
consider when looking for child care is what are your needs?
What are your required hours?
Where do you want your child
located? (Close to work, close to home)
What setting do you want?
(Day care center or individual home care).
What is the age/ages of
children and do you want them in the same location?
What is your budget?
Does your child have any
special needs that will need to be addressed?
Lastly, how important is it
that your parenting philosophies be shared by the caregiver?
Once you have honestly answered
these question you will be able to start your search. This can be
done in a variety of ways:
Contact a local referral
agency to get a list of licensed care providers in your area.
Check local newspapers,
bulletin boards and church pamphlets.
Talk to your friends,
neighbors, relatives, and co-workers to see if anyone knows of a
Check with your human
resources department where you work to see if in fact they have
services available to help with this process. Some large
companies have babysitting services on site.
Check with local universities
that have early childhood development programs.
Just remember that this process
will take some time and energy but take your time and be sure you are
doing exactly what works best for you.