Steps to Find Child Care

  • Locate and call the Early Learning Resource Center in your area to request child care referrals and information about selecting the child care program that meets your needs. Don’t forget to mention if you need help paying for child care.
  • Make a list of things that are important for you and your child as you make this important decision.
  • Interview caregivers on the phone before visiting and ask questions about their service.
  • Visit a number of providers before making your decision. Take a list of questions and a checklist of things to look for when you visit. Make sure to meet the teachers and caregivers that will be working with your child.