Childcare Basics

Finding childcare you can trust is hard. Here you'll learn about childcare basics - what to ask a prospective caregiver, what it will cost, the kind of training you want caregivers to have, and more.

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Essential Child-Care Questions

What to ask when choosing a child-care facility.