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Looking for High Quality Child Care?


Finding the right fit for child care can be an exciting and equally daunting process.  Follow these steps to ensure you have a wealth of information to make the best decision for your family. 


Step 1

The first step is deciding if a child care center or a family child care fills the need of your family.  Child Care Aware of America provides a comprehensive flyer, Searching for the Right Child Care Program that describes types of child care and the multiple steps in finding the right provider for each unique situation.  

Step 2

Once you have decided what type of child care fits your family, this will narrow down your search.  The next step is finding child care providers that have openings in your community.  To locate a list of licensed providers in your area, click here. Once at this site, locate the Online Child Care Search link.  At this link, there is instruction to create a login and password that will provide next steps on a list of high quality child care in your area.  

Step 3

Each child care need is different and it is important to learn about each environment before making a decision.  Explore the links below for questions to ask a center and/or a home child care provider.  

Child Care Program Checklist

Family Child Care List


Remember that each space and each family has it own set of priorities.  Gather all the information you need to make the best decision for your family.  





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