While leaving a child with a family or friend may be the most economical option, early learning centers provide an educational and developmental opportunity for children of all ages.
Identifying quality childcare is an important decision for every parent. Quality facilities are licensed by the Florida Department of Children & Families which require a minimum set of standards. As you visit childcare providers, ask these important questions.
You can also download this quality checklist from the Office of Early Learning to use as a resource. In addition, the Florida Department of Children & Families also provides a website with information and resources including a caregiver/parent's guidebook.
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Sanford, Florida 32773-6199