Child Care Resource Library

What Parents Should Look for in Special Needs Childcare Providers

Finding great childcare providers can be a challenge for any parent, but is often even more difficult for the parents of children with special needs.

Preparing Your Household Before Starting an In-Home Daycare

Researching the licensing guidelines in your state and learning state regulations as they apply to home daycare businesses aren’t the only preparation you’ll need before starting an in-home daycare.

State Agency Investigation: Information for Childcare Providers

Navigating the process of a state agency investigation can be stressful for childcare providers and troubling for parents enrolled in a program, even if the impetus for an investigation was a relatively benign incident.

New York Childcare Licensing and Regulation

The State of New York has gone through great lengths to provide licensing and regulation to protect children, parents, and childcare providers. It’s important that the State, parents, and providers make safety for infants and children up to 14 years old their number one priority.

Funding Sources for New Childcare Businesses

Starting a childcare business can be the realization of a long-held dream, but a lack of sufficient funding can be an insurmountable obstacle for hopeful business owners.

Forms Childcare Providers Should Keep On File

Working as a childcare provider is a fun and rewarding career, but comes with more responsibilities than simply keeping kids safe and healthy. For caregivers who value their professional reputations, paperwork and proper documentation are an unavoidable responsibility.

Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Daycare Provider

Great daycare providers tend to fill their available slots in fairly short order, which is why it’s so important for parents to start their search early and be prepared in advance. Interviewing a daycare provider provides you with an ideal opportunity to evaluate the establishment and staff, but can be a bit overwhelming, especially for parents with limited daycare experience. Approaching each interview with a premade list of questions ensures that you are prepared for the occasion, and lowers the chances of you forgetting to ask about the issues which are important to you. While it’s likely you’ll want to add your own unique concerns to this list, these are some of the questions you should make a point of asking when interviewing a daycare provider.