Quality is defined as a degree of excellence. This means not average, not “it will do” child care, but excellent child care. Bottom line, you need to feel that the child care provider you select will offer a safe and stimulating, loving environment in which your child will mentally and physically thrive. While no one can replace you, quality child care will offer your child a stimulating, nurturing environment which should help prepare your little one for school and to reach his or her full potential.
We have prepared this Choosing Quality Child Care guide to help you evaluate and select a program that will best suit your child’s and family’s needs.
Quick points to look for in your search:
- A well-trained, consistent caregiver.
- A setting that keeps your child safe and healthy.
- An environment that enhances your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social growth.
- FREE Referrals to Local Resources
We provide free referrals to other local resources such as employment, housing, health care, community, and parenting programs through our Help Me Grow Program. All services are free and confidential. Our trained Family Navigators will listen and follow your family's lead. We support your parenting journey in building a stronger early learning foundation for your child.
Want to know how well your child is developing? Ask us about a Developmental Screening for your child!
Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. We provide information on various types of care and help you understand the options available in your community as well as how to look for quality care.