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Choosing a daycare provider for your baby or child is no easy task. With all the news stories you’ve probably heard about negligence and other health and safety issues, how do you make the best choice?
Here are some tips to help you choose a child care arrangement that’s right for your family:
Once you’ve narrowed down a few options, you’ll want to do some more digging. Schedule a follow up visit and have a list of questions ready before you go. In addition to cost, what are the hours? What happens if you’re late picking up your child? Is there a daily schedule? How will you receive feedback about your child? Child Care Aware offers a helpful checklist of questions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers advice for other things to consider when choosing a daycare:
Choosing a daycare for your baby or child can be nerve-wracking. But, if you do your due diligence, you’ll find a child care arrangement that you’re comfortable with and that works for your family.
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