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How to find child care?

New to the area and don't know where to begin finding child care. Most places I've looked have wait lists. Does anyone know any good websites that help you find what you are looking for?

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dbodani

Asked by dbodani at 12:59 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You can go to your state's website and look for licensed day care providers. Also I would check all nearby churches. If you are really desperate - then check newspaper or craigslist and then really check references carefully, including a $30 background check!
    TLALONDE16

    Answer by TLALONDE16 at 1:01 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • every state has a department of state something for childcare. Thats where you find the licensed facilities and it has detailed inspection reports on all of them.
    glenndoir

    Answer by glenndoir at 1:02 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • if you can afford it, go to care.com or sittercity.com or enannysource.com, you can look but you cant contact anyone unless you pay up.
    if your willing to take your chances, try craigslist.org (childcare is listed under community) but only look into home daycares if they have a website, atleast thats what i recommend. i looked there because it was free, i found some decent looking places that had websites and were licensed.
    home daycares here charge $100-$150 a week full time, chain daycares charge around $250 a week.
    coralbeth

    Answer by coralbeth at 1:23 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Look up the child cares that are licesnsed through your state then you can see if they have any violations and can elimanate any that seem like they will not be good without even having to make or phone call or do a visit.
    jillybean703

    Answer by jillybean703 at 11:36 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

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