Choosing a care Provider Types of Care o Child Care Centers o Family Child Care o In-home Caregivers o Care Provided by Relatives, Friends and Neighbors
Child Care Centers• Parents choose centers because they believe that larger groups, multiple caregivers and state inspections make programs safer for their children and make the arrangement more dependable.
Child Care Centers• Many parents believe that more staff, space, equipment, toys and organized activities provide a better learning environment for their children.
Family Child Care• Family child care providers offer care for children in the providers home.• Most states require family child care providers to have a criminal records check and/or child abuse and neglect clearance.
Why Do ParentsChoose FamilyChild CareProviders?
Why Do Parents ChooseFamily Child Care Providers?• They want to keep their children in a home-like environment.• They prefer to relate to a single caregiver and believe that children are healthier, happier and more secure in smaller groups.
In-home Caregivers• In-home caregivers provide care for children in the childs home.• They include live-in and live-out nannies and housekeepers.
Why Do Parents Choose In- home Caregivers?• Parents choose in-home care because they believe their children will be safer and more secure in their own home.• They believe that if they employ the caregiver to work in their home, they have more control over the care their children will receive.
Care Provided by Relatives, Friends and Neighbors• This type of care is often called "Kith and Kin" care and can take place in the caregivers home or in the childs home.• Sometimes parents arrange to work different shifts, so that one parent is always available to care for the children.
Why Do Parents Choose Care by Relatives, Friends and Neighbors?• Parents who use this kind of care consider themselves lucky to have a relative, friend or neighbor care for their children.• They believe that these caregivers will provide warmer, more loving care for the child and that the child will be more secure.
• Many parents believe that relatives, friends and neighbors will be more likely to share their values and they feel more comfortable entrusting their children to them.• Sometimes parents use this type of care because their schedules, budgets or transportation issues limit their other child care options.
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