Get Prepared

Expecting a little one?

Returning to work?

Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for full- or part-time child care, we have the information you can rely on.

Starting Your Search

You may have friends or co-workers who can offer recommendations. If not, then our article, Tips for Conducting Child Care Research will help you in the search process.

Some points to consider:

  • The type of care would you like for your child
  • The experience and special training the caregiver may need – for instance, if your child has special needs
  • The time commitment you’re looking for: full- or part-time, weekends, overnight, live-in
  • The additional service you need – for instance, transportation to/from care, school, after-school activities
  • The budget you have. (Read 7 Sources for Affordable Child Care for some options.)
  • The timeframe: do you need to find child care immediately

For more tips, read 6 Steps to Choosing a Babysitter, 7 Steps to Choosing a Nanny and 16 Ways to Evaluate Your Child-Care Provider.