Environmental Health

Choosing Child Care


When you’re looking for child care, you want to find a program that’s convenient, open when you need it, and within your budget. But most importantly, you need a child care program that makes sure your child is safe, healthy, and learning.

To make sure your child care supports your child, your family, and your ability to get to work, it’s important to choose a high-quality child care program.

High-quality care between birth and age 5 can help make sure that your child is ready to start school. In these early years, children learn and develop the skills and attitudes they will need to succeed in school. You can learn more about supporting your child’s development here.

It’s often hard to identify high-quality child care. How can you find quality child care? What does a quality child care program look like? Start here.


Last Reviewed: 6/1/2021