5 Sites for Child-Care Options

by Nancy

Looking for resources for your child-care search? The following sites offer child-care information as well as other useful information.

Care.com — Child Care / Day Care
Ever wish you had a Day Care Directory – or, a list of the nearest available babysitters? Now you do! Enter your zip code and find what is available around you. Complete with pre-screened profiles and background checks.

Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for care, connecting families with caregivers and caring companies.

Child Care Aware®—Families/Programs
Child Care Aware® of America’s Families and Programs section offers tools and resources for families and opportunities for them to engage with us and with providers.

Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance affordability, accessibility, development and learning of children in child care. Founded in 1987, we advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families, lead research that advances the child care and early learning field, leverage technology to help families make informed decisions about child care, and provide professional development for child care providers.

Child Care Resource Center — Parents
The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has been serving children, families, and child care providers since 1976. CCRC manages programs to assist with issues such as finding and selecting child care and child care financial assistance to families. Children and families benefit from these programs, allowing parents to go to work and attend school, contribute to the economy and strengthen their families and the community. CCRC is your one-stop shop for all things related to early care and education.

Office of Child Care — Resources for Parents
Links include finding the right childcare setting for your child, finding help to pay for child care, finding your local Head Start program, health and safety regulations for child-care programs in your state and reporting child abuse and neglect.

The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families through child-care financial assistance and promotes children’s learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.

Photo Credit: Tina Floersch

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