Child Care

Child Care

Whether you are just starting a job or working full-time or part-time, you will need to find quality child care. While no one can replace you, quality child care can offer a safe and loving environment in which your child can thrive.

Finding the right child care provider takes work, even if you are considering a neighbor or relative. And it takes asking lots of questions, from the practical ones about hours, meals and cost to the personal ones about setting limits and toilet learning. One of the most important questions you must ask yourself is "Will my child receive loving and careful attention?"

Every county in California has a child care resource and referral agency to guide you to good, affordable child care in a variety of settings. These agencies are in constant contact with parents and providers of all types of child care. Call Child Care Connection at 1-800-543-7793 for free referrals. Consider your needs in terms of cost, hours and location, as well as your child’s temperament and social and educational needs. Take your time and choose carefully. It is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child.

 
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