For some parents, it is impossible for a parent to remain at home with their child each day. In situations like this, finding the right person to care for your child is extremely important. With so many options, how can you select the perfect care provider for your child?
The team at Lolo’s Little Darlins Daycare and Preschool, a Rigby daycare, created the following list of three potential child care options that parents might consider:
Ask a family member to watch your child
For many, the easiest option is to take your child to a family member’s house. If you have family that leaves near you, they might be more than willing to care for your child while you are at work or out running errands. This option might also be more cost effective than other options, and what grandparents don’t want to spend extra time with their grandchildren?
Ask a friend to watch your child
If you do not have family in the area, you might consider asking a friend or neighbor to watch your child. This option allows you to leave your child with someone you know personally and trust. If this person has a child the same age as yours, all the better. What could be better for your child than spending the day with a friend?
Find a child care facility
If you have no family or friends who are available to watch your child while you are out of the house, try to find a child care facility near your home to which you can take your child. The concept of leaving your child with strangers might not seem like a great idea at first; however, if you find the right place, it might be a perfect fit for your child.
When trying to find the best child care facility, check out their online reviews and visit the facility to ensure both you and your child are comfortable.