Step 1: Think About Your Child Care Options
In this video and handout you will learn about the different types of child care options available for you to select from.
Step 2: Begin Your Search
We have a database of child care facilities, including centers and licensed family child care homes in Stanislaus County. You may search for child care providers based upon your specific needs.
Step 3: Visit, Observe & Ask Questions
Visit the child care options you are considering while other children are present. This checklist is designed to help you decide what things about a child care arrangement are most important to you and your family.
Step 4: Make a Choice
& Stay Involved
Once you have visited various child care settings and select the provider that best fits your family, be involved in your child’s learning. Be sure to:
- Watch carefully and visit unannounced
- Have regular parent-provider meetings
- Is your child happy, are they learning?
- If you are not comfortable with your choice, it is ok to change