Locating child care resources can seem like a daunting task, particularly if you're new to working a home or to being a mom. After all, we just want what's best for our children. Yet there are so many other factors besides our child's needs that come into play when choosing child care, i.e., cost, hours and availability.
These child care resources will help you take a methodical approach to choosing child care. Consider how much and what kind of child care you need, then research costs and availability.
Child Care Resources: How Much Child Care
Often when you work at home you can be a bit more flexible about how much child care you need. Depending on your job and the age and number of your children any of these options might work for you:
Child Care Resources: What Kind of Child Care
Choosing which type of child care is right for work at home parent depends on factors like cost, number of hours of child care needed and age or children: These are some of the options work at home moms choose:
- Options for Summer Child Care
- School Holidays, Breaks and Cancellations
- All About Summer Camp
- After School Care
- Babysitting Co-Op
- Mother's Helper
- More Child Care Options
Child Care Resources: What Are the Costs
Cost is almost always a consideration when choosing child care. To be a viable option, child care must match our budget in the same way it matches our hours and ourt child's needs.
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Child Care Resources: How to Find Child Care
Finding child care can be tough, particularly if you don't need full-time child care. Start with your friends. Ask around. Read local parenting magazines and websites. Then begin your search