The ABCs of Daycare

Finding the best daycare

Your best bet for finding the highest-quality daycare is by word of mouth: Ask your friends, your family, your provider, and your workplace colleagues for suggestions. You can also contact the organizations below.

Daycare centers:

National Association for the Education of Young Children


Child Care Aware


Au pairs:

The U.S. Information Agency cultural-exchange page

Day nannies and family daycare providers:

Yellow Pages, word of mouth, bulletin boards in pediatricians' offices or churches, and the employment section of your local newspaper

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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