This books shows parents how to make one of the most important decisions they will ever make for their children: Choosing quality childcare.
Although research seems increasingly to indicate that children in child-care environments--even good, professional ones--suffer in certain areas of development when compared with children cared for by a parent in the home, child care is still a necessity for many. Since it is, and since parents want to provide the best possible for their little ones, such an excellent adviser on selecting a child-care facility as this book is a must in public libraries. Organized to facilitate both cover-to-cover reading and reference for information on specific areas of concern, it answers parents' most pressing questions clearly and succinctly via such instruments as checklists for visual inspection of child care facilities and questions to ask in child-care interviews. Appendixes contain sample documents, government guidelines, resource lists, and a bibliography for further reading.