Tips & info on choosing quality child care | @ReadySetGrowLA #QualityECE

The first five years are the most important years in a kid’s life. You’ve heard this before, right? Research shows that children who receive quality child care show more advanced language skills, do better in school, have fewer behavioral problems, and develop better social skills. Ultimately, they are more likely to graduate from high school and succeed in their academic careers. As parents, we ALL want this. So how can we ensure that the first five years of your child’s life are under adequate care?

If being a stay-at-home parent is not something that is feasible for you (or you simply don’t want to), then it’s uber-important to fill yourself up with knowledge about what to look for in a caretaker. To help parents who need to find someone to watch after their child during these early development years, First 5 LA has launched “Quality Child Care Lasts a Lifetime,” a campaign aimed at informing parents about the life-long benefits of quality early care and education and tips to help them make informed decisions. is a great resource for you because the website is full of tips, references and events. For example, they give five steps in choosing quality child care (listed below) along with links and lists that you can use when you’re ready.

  1. Assess needs and child care options.
  2. Check credentials, license and caregiving training.
  3. Get to know the child care provider by scheduling a site visit.
  4. Make a commitment.
  5. Stay involved in your child’s care and education.

To learn more about the Quality Child Care Lasts a Lifetime campaign, visit First 5 LA’s website for parents, or follow them on twitter: @ReadySetGrowLA.

This is part of a compensated campaign with Smith New Media and However, all opinions expressed are my own.

3 comments on Tips & info on choosing quality child care | @ReadySetGrowLA #QualityECE

  1. chris miltonshawn
    March 6, 2013 at 11:52 am (3 years ago)

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  2. Laurena
    May 30, 2013 at 5:45 am (3 years ago)

    Most of the preschool <a href="; rel="nofollow">center</a> would really claim to have the best teaching standard but for me everything should start at home. I consider quality childcare when they practice the basic tradition that the parents taught at home, and I guess everybody has the same basic tradition. So, it won&#39;t be difficult for the

  3. Rashy @ Cosatto giggle
    July 16, 2013 at 9:16 am (3 years ago)

    Childhood is a vital stage where the kid should get more attention, these highlights are very impressive..


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