Children and Child Care

Making a Decision:

  • How much can you afford to pay and for how long?
  • Do the available times for child care meet your needs?
  • What is best for your child's welfare
  • Which child care facility has activities that your child will benefit from

Always Have a Written Agreement:

  • Costs
  • What will be done in case of emergencies
  • Daily routine
  • Days and hours care will be given
  • Caregiver's responsibilities
  • Parent's responsibilities

Getting Adjusted to Child Care:

  • Make it easier on both you and your child(ren) by talking about it
  • Allow for plenty of time to get ready
  • Let your child(ren) take a favorite toy or "security" blanket
  • Spend some time at the child care facility with your child(ren)
  • Always say goodbye to your child(ren)
  • Call occasionally to see how things are going
  • Get to know the Caregiver better
  • Have a positive attitude

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