Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Child Care

Finding child care providers:

  • Ask neighbors and friends for recommended providers
  • Visit MyChildCareGuide.com
  • Ask for references
  • Contact references

After finding a potential child care provider:

  • Ask other parents how they like the provider
  • Observe the behavior of other children the provider cares for

Arrangements:

  • Arrange for your child and care provider to have as much interaction as feasible with other children and providers (to help ensure proper care is being provided)
  • Leave phone number(s) at which you can be reached and the address(es) you’ll be located at

Regularly:

When return to home or when pick up child:

  • Ask lots of questions of your child(ren), not just “how’d it go?” to help determine if proper care has been provided, e.g., no hitting

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