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The Childcare Answer Book

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The Childcare Answer Book

Select a Childcare Provider You Can Trust
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Many families benefit from the help of childcare providers every day. With over 80,000 childcare facilities in the United States, finding the best childcare solution can be daunting, stressful and costly—both emotionally and financially. The Childcare Answer Book examines the options available and gives you straightforward, easy-to-use advice on finding the best arrangement that works for you and your child.

The Childcare Answer Book makes tough decisions easy.

-When should I start my search for childcare?

-Where can I go to verify credentials or licenses?

-What do I need to look for in evaluating a childcare provider?

-How do I check the references?

-How can I make the cost of childcare more affordable?

-What can I do to ensure that my child will be safe?

The Childcare Answer Book is y our guide to the right choice, whether you are looking into childcare for the first time or changing your current situation.

Many families benefit from the help of childcare providers every day. With over 80,000 childcare facilities in the United States, finding the best childcare solution can be daunting, stressful and costly—both emotionally and financially. The Childcare Answer Book examines the options available and gives you straightforward, easy-to-use advice on finding the best arrangement that works for you and your child.

The Childcare Answer Book makes tough decisions easy.

-When should I start my search for childcare?

-Where can I go to verify credentials or licenses?

-What do I need to look for in evaluating a childcare provider?

-How do I check the references?

-How can I make the cost of childcare more affordable?

-What can I do to ensure that my child will be safe?

The Childcare Answer Book is y our guide to the right choice, whether you are looking into childcare for the first time or changing your current situation.

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About the Author-
  • Linda H. Connell received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and her law degree from Notre Dame Law School. After law school, she practiced municipal law for several years before deciding that she preferred legal writing and research to litigation. She joined the editorial staff of a publisher of legal study materials, and worked there until shortly after she started her family, when she decided to go into business for herself as a freelance writer and editor.

    Ms. Connell has faced the quality childcare dilemma from before the arrival of her first child, both as a parent employed outside of the home and as a work-at-home mother. She has made the cost/benefit analysis, has experienced the search for a good provider, and terminated several caregiver arrangements. As a result, she has a great interest in helping other parents navigate the uncertainties connected with such an important family decision.

    Ms. Connell lives with her family in the Chicago area. This is her fourth book.

Table of Contents-
  • Section I: Overview

    Chapter 1: Your Family’s Need for Childcare

    Chapter 2: Childcare Alternatives
    Day Care Centers

    Chapter 3: The Importance of Quality Childcare

    Chapter 4: Day Care Centers and Preschools

    Chapter 5: Family Day Care

    Chapter 6: Evaluating Out-of-Home Care
    Licensing and Accreditation

    Section III: Childcare Inside the Home

    Chapter 7: Locating Nannies

    Chapter 8: The Hiring Process

    Chapter 9: Employment Issues

    Chapter 10: Au Pairs

    Chapter 11: Using Relatives as Childcare Givers

    Section IV: Occasional or Part-Time Childcare

    Chapter 12: After-School Care
    Day Care Centers and Family Day Care

    Chapter 13: Childcare During Summer Vacation

    Chapter 14: Childcare Options for the Night Shift

    Chapter 15: Backup Childcare

    Section V: Paying for Childcare

    Chapter 16: Government Assistance

    Chapter 17: Employer Assistance
    On-Site Day Care
    Dependent Care Assistance Plans
    Subsidies

    Section VI: Your Child’s Well-Being in the Childcare Setting

    Chapter 18: Helping Your Child Adjust

    Chapter 19: Maintaining a Good Relationship with the Childcare Provider

    Chapter 20: Monitoring the Childcare Situation

    Chapter 21: Resolving Problems with the Caregiver

    Chapter 22: Harmful or Abusive Situations

    Chapter 23: Terminating the Childcare Relationship

    Chapter 24: The Special Needs Child

    Chapter 25: The Work-at-Home Parent

    Chapter 26: The Single Parent
    Finding Support

    Chapter 27: Transportation During Childcare

    Conclusion

    Glossary

    Appendices

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