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Choosing Quality Child Care

Choosing the right child care for your child can be a difficult process. You know your child better than anyone and you know how you would like your child to receive care. As the child's parent you are the most valuable person in this process.

While cost and convenience are important matters in selecting care, you will want to think of what is best for your child's age, personality, abilities, and interests. Think about your beliefs and attitudes in such areas as discipline, education, safety, nutrition, and training. You will want the caregiver to respect your family values. Most of all, you want a caregiver who truly likes you and your child.

How your local CCRC Office Helps

CCRC staff help parents learn about quality child care, what to look for when selecting child care, and why quality child care is important. CCRC offices keep an up-to-date database with information about child care providers and different child care programs.

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Paying for Child Care

The Idaho Child Care Program helps low income families pay for child care. Learn more →