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Choosing Quality Child Care

DSCN2081Choosing the right care setting for your child is a big job! We are here to help you find the best possible fit based on your child’s needs and your preferences. This service is available free of charge! We are able to gather your preferences and generate a listing of child care providers for you containing your specifications!

Quality Childcare environments are nurturing and safe. These environments present opportunities and materials for children of all ages to learn through play. This is fundamental to a child’s development.

Accurate information about child development and appropriate expectations for children’s behavior at every age help parents see their children and youth in a positive light and promote their healthy development. We are here to assist you in learning about the different attributes of a nurturing environment that meets all your child’s needs, including their need for early learning.

Children learn best through play. Below are some resources that can assist you in determining your preferences for childcare:

To request a customized list of child care providers, please click here.


A total of 2,036 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths occurred in 2010*. Statistics show that many babies die during the first week of child care when safe sleep practices are not followed.

In order to help prevent these deaths, Child Care Providers and families must work together to keep babies safe by placing them in their cribs, on their backs, every time they are put down to sleep.

To view a brief presentation on safe sleep practices, click here.

To request educational materials on safe sleep, contact C.J. Foundation for SIDS, at www.cjsids.org.

*Data Source: Final Data for 2010. National Vital Statistics Report, Deaths: Vol. 61, No. 4, May 8, 2013. Hyattsville,  Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics.