Usually childcare facilities need to be licensed. This is for our protection as well as our children. In the state of AZ the dept of health services license these facilities. You would most likely want to check to see if there were any complaints about the facility or home as well as citations during inspections etc etc... It's important to research. I know that here they are required to at least have a highschool diploma which is nice considering you probably want educated people teaching your children, I do anyway ;-p
Once you've narrowed it down to a couple you prefer you probably want to check locations, pricing, and availability because not all places have spots open....
Good luck on your search hopefully I helped a bit :)
at 4:37 PM on Nov. 9, 2010