So you’ve decided you need child care. Perhaps you or your partner are returning to a work schedule or need the all-elusive ‘break’ from parenting once in a while. Or maybe you think your kid(s) could benefit from some peer interaction.
Congratulations, because you’ve already made it through some decisions! Now there’s another, especially if this is your first time considering child care: parents frequently wonder whether a day care or a day home is better. And it’s not really a fair question, because it really does depend. Kids are different (it only took me having two kids to really understand that point!). While one may thrive in the structure of a daycare, another may do better in a more home-like care setting. Or as kids get older, the type of environment they need may change.
First of all, let me emphasize how important it is to DO YOUR RESEARCH by attending Open Houses, asking lots of questions, and talking to parents using your potential providers. You need to understand the options and offerings before you will find the right fit. But for a general idea of what to expect from a dayhome versus daycare, keep reading.
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