How to find Quality Rated child care for your family
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. However, all thoughts are my own.
There’s an old saying that goes, “Good help is hard to find.” Here’s my remix on that quote, “Good help is easy to find when you know where to look!” And let’s face it, parents. From birth, we will search high and low to find out what we need for our children. Everything from the right car seat to the right pediatrician. Oftentimes, seeking out an expert opinion to help with these decisions.
One of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make as a parent was selecting the right child care program for my first born son, then repeating the process with our second son. Each time, the process was daunting. On the threshold of the end of maternity leave, my husband and I would make a list of expectations and visited many facilities with that list in hopes that we were checking all of the right boxes and asking all of the right questions.
Now, there is a tool for parents to use that will save you time and energy when choosing the right child care provider. The Quality Rated free online search tool takes the leg-work out of finding services by sorting child care options by a variety of categories including price, distance, services offered, and Quality Rated star-rating.
Now, if you’re thinking that this is too good to be true, well...it’s true! There is an actual rating system for child care providers in Georgia through Quality Rated. This system ensures best practices are being followed through evaluations by early childhood experts.
So, what’s important to you when making a child care choice? Here’s a checklist created by Quality Rated with questions you may or may not have thought to consider.
Is your child’s current child care Quality Rated? Click here to use the tool and find out!