Guidelines for Choosing Quality Child Care
If you decide to go back to work or school and need to leave your child with someone other than a relative, give some time and thought in locating a child care provider. Talk to the individual and plan a visit to the home before taking your child there. See where the child will be playing, napping, eating, etc.
Resources to help parents and guardians find the right child care solution.
Selecting Quality Child Care - free brochure on selecting a quality child care facility.
A Guide to Choosing the Right Child Care for You and Your Child - a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Resource.
Child Care Providers Coalition of Kansas - CCPC is a state wide Family Child Care Organization dedicated to promoting quality child care and professionalism in Kansas.
Child Care Aware - This organization provides information and services for parents seeking child care, plus information on professional development opportunities for child care providers.
Daycare Connection - Daycare Connection is a resource and referral agency that offers parents help in finding child care. It also provides training and other resources for child care providers. This agency is a food program sponsor for home daycare providers.
Healthy Child Care America - Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Family Conservancy - The Family Conservancy offers parenting tips and a parenting class calendar. It also provides training and technical assistance for child care providers. This agency is a food program sponsor for home daycare providers.
Zero to Three - Educational resource for parents and providers for children aged zero to three years.