I'm not sure if I want my child in a large group program or an in-home care setting. How do I decide
A. Choosing the type of program can be a challenge. There are pros and cons for each and everyone has different views on what is the best. As you search for care, use the same interview questions for both the in-home and facility settings.
Things will look different between a home and a program with several classrooms, but the same care and concern should be placed on quality no matter what the setting.
It will also depend on your child. If you are more comfortable with a small group of children for your infant, you may prefer an in-home setting. If you notice that your older child prefers being around children their own age, then a child care facility that has separate classrooms for each age group may be your best choice.
You may also find that you are comfortable starting in one setting and then later choose something different. That's okay. This is your child care journey. As the parent, you will ultimately know what is best for your child and family
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