Child care

is a top concern for many parents, and making decisions about child care options can be difficult. To find high quality child care that will enrich your child’s development and learning, it is important to explore different options to determine the right fit for your family. Considering your specific needs, visiting and speaking with child care providers, and speaking with other parents can help you make the right choice.

Paying for Preschool

Paying for Preschool

Paying for PreschoolThe many benefits of high-quality preschool education are clear, from preparing children for kindergarten to improving test scores throughout school. Studies also show that children who attend pre-K are less likely to repeat grades and more likely...

Mom vs. Village

Mom vs. Village

Mom vs. Village "It takes a village" may no longer apply to raising a child, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. In two different studies published by anthropologist Beverly Strassmann, children from the villages of Mali in West Africa who were...

Quality Child Care – STEP 1

Quality Child Care - STEP 1Aside from making sure that your child is always safe, you also want to make sure that those who care for your child have the training and experience to offer a caring, educationally-rich and fun environment. Choosing quality child care...

NPR Beginnings: Child Care Costs

NPR Beginnings: Child Care CostsWhen my first son was born a little more than seven years ago, I worked at a newspaper. If you know anything about newspapers, then you know they’re in trouble and don’t pay their employees very well. I loved my job, though, and knew I...

Quality Child Care – STEP 3

Quality Child Care - STEP 3STEP 3: Getting to Know Your Child Care Provider - The Site VisitOnce you have a better idea of the type of child care you need, it is important to meet with your child care provider. Make an appointment to visit the child care provider or...

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