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Choosing Child Care


The importance of choosing a quality child care center.

What is the difference between early education and day care?
High quality early care and education provides children with developmentally appropriate experiences in a stimulating environment with qualified, responsive teachers. These early experiences help children develop a foundation of social, emotional, critical thinking, and pre-academic skills that they are expected to possess when they enter kindergarten. Quality early care and education prepares children to succeed in school and in life.

Source: The Science of Early Childhood Development, From Neurons to Neighborhoods

What to look for in Quality Early Education Programs
Tips for Parents

Where can I search for child care?
Search for regulated child care programs by visiting the Child Care Aware of Virginia website here!