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Selecting The Right Center

How to Choose the Best Child Care Center for You!

The time has come: you’re ready to find a child care center. Whether you’re going back to work or just looking for more support during the day, it’s important to find the right partner. You don’t want to trust the most precious member of your family to just anyone. But what should you look for? You know you want a high quality center, but how do you know if you’ve found it? We’ve got you covered. This simple, six-step checklist will help you find the right preschool program for your child. We hope to meet you and your family soon!

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Step #1. Write your child care wish list

Before you tour , take some time to think about what your family wants and needs in a child care center. Maybe you’re thinking about Kindergarten-readiness. Or maybe social and emotional development is more of a priority. You can even leave space for your questions, concerns, and fears. This is a big moment for your family, and whatever you’re feeling is 100% valid. During the tour, this list can help you stay focused on what’s most important. You can even use it as a conversation guide! Make sure the staff at the center can answer your questions, or point you to resources that can.

Step #2. Write your child care wish list

Before you tour , take some time to think about what your family wants and needs in a child care center. Maybe you’re thinking about Kindergarten-readiness. Or maybe social and emotional development is more of a priority. You can even leave space for your questions, concerns, and fears. This is a big moment for your family, and whatever you’re feeling is 100% valid. During the tour, this list can help you stay focused on what’s most important. You can even use it as a conversation guide! Make sure the staff at the center can answer your questions, or point you to resources that can.



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