If you’re in the market for a new daycare but feel overwhelmed about where to start, here’s a quick guide for researching new daycare options.
Know the Types of Childcare
First things first, educate yourself on the types of childcare. These include:
- Daycare or child care center
- In-home childcare
- Head Start and Early Head Start
- Prekindergarten programs
- School-age programs, such as the YMCA
- Military families child care options
- Informal home childcare, such as from a family or friend
While daycare is the most accessible and affordable childcare option, it may be worth looking into other choices to best fit the needs of your family.
For instance, some children may do better in a smaller class size such as in-home childcare while others may enjoy larger groups at daycare. At the same time, children who desire fewer playmates may benefit from exposure to larger groups so the transition to kindergarten isn’t overwhelming.
Know Kentucky’s Resources
Each state has different requirements for childcare. Knowing Kentucky’s standards will help you evaluate the quality of the daycare you’re considering.
To find out Kentucky’s resources and licensure standards, click here.
Find Daycares in Your Area
It can be challenging to find all the childcare options available in your area, but Kynect makes it easy to find local daycares with its search bar. You can search by location, zip code, name, and license number.
Once you have a list of daycares in your area, you can start to delve more deeply into choosing a quality daycare that best fits the needs of your family.
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