Child Care Options

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Steps to Finding the Best Child Care for Your Family

Remaining involved in the daily care of your child is important.  Child care works best for everyone when a good, trusting relationship is developed between the family and the child care provider. In a healthy parent/provider relationship both parties are honest. They show mutual respect, and use open communication with each other. Here are some examples of ways this can be accomplished by parent and providers.

Compromise and open communication are essential in making any child care arrangements successful. A partnership between parents and child care providers doesn’t just happen. It takes effort and practice that is worth it to provide the best possible care for children.     

My Child DE is a user-friendly website that brings together resources to help families, providers and other caretakers make informed choices for the children of Delaware. The goal of My Child DE is to help these groups feel welcome, informed and empowered to engage, learn and take the next steps needed to support children.