children enjoying activities with child care provider

Is this the right place for my child? Choosing child care.

Quality child care includes:

  • Child care providers talk with children often and at their own level.
  • Parents and child care providers communicate daily about the children’s well-being.
  • Child care providers are knowledgeable and have been trained to care for children.
  • Children are cared for in small groups and receive the attention they need
    from adults.
  • The child care space is clean and the care provider has a plan in place to keep children safe and healthy.
  • A variety of activities are planned throughout the day that are interesting and involve each child.

Services: For personalized information on your child care search, please call our trained child care specialists at 888-291-9811 or search for child care online.

Resources:

The Choosing Child Care Checklist will help you know what to look for and questions to ask as you visit programs during your search for a safe, healthy and happy place for your child. The Checklist is also available in four different languages as a PDF download.

English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)
Somali (PDF)
Hmong (PDF)

Video:

Choosing Child Care (English)

Choosing Child  Care (Somali)