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Choosing Occasional Child Care

Care About Quality was published by the California Department of Education in 2000.

Everybody needs a break once in a while.  No matter how much you love your home and your family, you’ll be a more enthusiastic parent if you give yourself time away to recharge yourself. There will be those unexpected times when you’ll need to attend to emergencies. In those instances, it is better for children to stay home. Where can you find occasional care?

You can find out the quality of the care your child received by the kind of feedback you get from both the caregiver and child. If your son or daughter comes rushing to greet you with “Guess what we did!  It was so much fun!” and you see the caregiver beaming, you probably made a good choice.

Whichever care you choose, take these steps:

Paying for Child Care

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Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | 916-322-6233
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