We offer resources to help you understand what to look for in a quality program. Our specialists can consult with you on which type of child care will best fit your needs, based on your child’s age or special needs.
When you need a place to begin, we can provide a starting list of child care programs based on your needs. Our outreach specialists are out in the community at various fairs and events, or you can reach a referral specialist by phone or conduct an online search.
Sometimes it's hard to know what to look for. We recommend you call providers on your list, visit the ones that are a good fit, and then get references from other parents. Our checklist can make that process easier.
We know that child care costs are continuing to rise, and it's becoming even more difficult to manage the cost of care in your budget. Our outreach coordinator can help you understand the average costs of care for the type of program you need. We also provide education on various types of financial assistance in paying for care.
Once you've chosen a provider, it's important to build a relationship with teachers and directors in your program. In cases where you need help communicating with your provider, our specialists are available to consult with you, your child, and the provider.