Friday, August 3, 2012
Care About Child Care
Going back to work (or leaving your child for any reason) is one of the hardest things to do as a new mom, but finding a child care provider you trust can make it easier when you have to leave your baby. Luckily for Utah families, there is a wonderful new resource for finding just that!
Care About Child Care is a great site that helps connect you with the resources you need to make sure your child is getting the best care possible when you are away. To get started, head over to careaboutchildcare.utah.gov and click on the "parents" tab.
From here you can search for daycare providers or you can register with the site. There's also a lot of good information on what to look for when you go to a day care provider, and information on help paying for child care. If you choose to register, your child's information will be saved and each time you search you will get more customized search results!
The search feature is wonderful because it gives you so many options for things to search for! You can just search for providers in your area (by city, area, or zip code), or you can narrow down your search for everything from providers that have availabilities for your child's age group, to type of care, to providers who have experience with special needs (such as allergies, ADHD, or autism).
Leaving your child isn't always the ideal situation, but with some help and planning, you can have the best experience possible. This site is a wonderful tool and very easy to use, check it out!