You want your child to be safe when you are not around, so choosing child care is an important decision.
Start the search for a care facility early. There could be a waiting list.
Before you start calling around, create a list of qualifications. Decide what qualities are important, the skills you want the caregivers to have, their level of education and years of experience.
When you start the interview process, have your children there to see how the applicant interacts with them and watch how your children react, too.
Once you have chosen, your job is not done. Stay involved and constantly assess your child care arrangement. Spend a few minutes each day to talk with your caregiver about your child, and ask your child what he or she does during the day.
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