Beginning your Child Care Search

  • A good child care arrangement is based upon mutual respect between parent and child care provider.
  • You will need to visit more than one program or home.
  • You are the best judge of the right type of atmosphere for your child.
  • Prices may vary greatly. As a general rule, most families pay between 10 and 35 percent of their gross income for child care.
  • Trained Child Care Specialists are available to assist you with making your child care decisions. Call them with your questions or concerns.
  • The referrals provided are not recommendations.
  • No one knows your family as well as you do. What's good for one family is not necessarily good for yours.
  • Trust yourself! Your good judgment and instincts are most important. If you feel you need more preparation, call the Council.