Updated: Monday, 04 Jun 2012, 4:37 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 04 Jun 2012, 4:37 PM EDT
(WTNH) -- Need help finding a day care provider in Connecticut? Here are some helpful suggestions and links to more information to help you make the right decision for your situation.
8 Great Tips on Finding the Right Daycare
What Questions Will Help Me Choose The Right Daycare?
According to About.com , here are a few of the 16 questions you should ask a prospective day car provider:
Read them all at childcare.about.com
CT.gov Parent Guidelines for Choosing a Child Day Care Program
According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, parents must be given access to licensed programs during the hours of operation. Ask to see the program’s most recent DPH inspection report, and then use the checklist from the PDF below to do your own inspection.
Link: Parent Guidelines for Choosing a Child Care Program (PDF)
Link: In Spanish - Seleccionando un buen Cuidado de Niños (PDF)
Currently Licensed, New and Closed Programs/Providers
Find out about day care centers across Connecticut; when they were last inspected, if they have had any complaints and if they have a current Connecticut License.
Child Day Care - Centers & Group Homes
Child Day Care - Family Homes
Child Day Care - Substitute, Assistant, & Consultant
Have questions? Call the Child Care Referral Specialists at www.211childcare.org
Resources for parents including how to find help to pay for child care from the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families .