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Tips for Selecting Care

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Child Care Connection believes that the consumer is in the best position to evaluate and choose resources appropriate to their child's needs. Child care experts have developed the following pamphlets to guide you through the decision-making progress.  Choose the age range for your child(ren) and see age appropriate characteristics of a quality child care environment.

The Quality Indicator Checklist will help you understand how to choose a quality Child Care Program or Family Child Care Provider. Indicators should be answered with "Yes." Download the checklist by clicking on the button below.

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Association (NACCRRA) has published “Is This the Right Place for My Child? 38 Research-Based Indicators of High-Quality Child Care.” This booklet contains a checklist of 38 questions that parents can ask to evaluate the quality of child care programs. This booklet explains why each question is important and how it relates to the quality of care, based on research about what is important to children’s health, safety, and development. View the booklet.

*Child Care Connection does not endorse, rate, recommend or evaluate child care resources, programs, or providers and therefore, Child Care Connection does not assume, warrant, or guarantee quality care. Any information about a caregiver/provider has been provided solely by that caregiver/provider.

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