Different Types of Child Care:
At-Home Care: when the individual you hire comes to your home to care for the child(ren). This is often a friend or relative, but may also be what is often referred to as a Professional Nanny.
Before and After-School Care: when the parent's schedule does not enable them to be available when school begins and/or when school lets out.
Child Care Centers: when a child receives care in a setting for several children. This is common with younger children. This includes nurseries and preschool.
Family Day Care: when the child is cared for at another home. Often times with other children from after school until about six o'clock in the evening. Playtime exists and an emphasis on doing homework.
Employer Sponsored Child Care: larger companies often offer a child care service at the workplace in order to promote employment and the quality rearing of the employes child(ren).
How to Find Quality Child Care
This is extremely important for your child's welfare, so be sure to shop carefully!
- Start by Making List of Services in Your Area:
- Acquire the list by asking for information from:
- Social Service Organizations
- Churches and Synagogues
- Schools and Universities
- Friends, Neighbors & Co-workers
- YMCAs & YWCAs
- Girls & Boys Clubs
- Local Women's Groups
- Community Organizations