Whether you are considering a commercial day care center or one in someone's home, you should check it out carefully. Ask questions of the staff. Talk to parents of other children at the day care center. Look over the center carefully. This handout gives you a list of questions to get started.
If you suspect there are problems, contact the agency in your state that governs day care centers. (You can find the number in the phone book.)
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