What is quality child care?

Beginning your search for child care

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It is one of the most important and sometimes one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make - placing your child in the care of someone else.  Whether you are working, going to school, volunteering or helping your child adjust to social settings without you, choosing the best child care situation for you and your family is imperative.

Studies show that a high quality child care program helps children get ready for school and increases their chance to succeed.  It is important that you select a child care professional you trust to support your child’s appropriate emotional, social and intellectual growth.

It is YOUR responsibility to take the necessary time needed to observe caregivers interacting with your child before making decisions. Learn about quality child care and Compare your choices, and be sure to ask plenty of questions.   

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For more information about choosing quality child care, please contact CCRC's Resource & Referral Department at (818) 717-1000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us.