Child care centers

Child care centers are usually larger facilities staffed by multiple child care providers. Some have separate rooms arranged by age or developmental stage.

Advantages may include:

  • The presence of many caregivers to watch over your child.
  • Reliable hours and a socially stimulating environment.
  • Protection offered by the state review process.
  • School-like learning opportunities.
  • Trained professionals with child development training.

Disadvantages may include:

  • Greater exposure to sick children, inherent with large groups.
  • Exclusion when your child is sick.
  • Inflexible hours, scheduled hours.
  • Cost.

*It is important to note that these pros and cons may not apply to the center you are considering, so be sure to do your homework.

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At some point, most parents need childcare. It’s normal to be anxious about leaving your child in someone else’s hands, so do your homework.