Parents of young children who are considering joining the workforce or advancing their career are often concerned about finding high-quality, affordable child care. It can be a challenge for parents to enter the workforce when they don’t know where to start with child care.
It’s important to select a child care program that provides a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate setting. The Department of Workforce Services' Office of Child Care helps working parents evaluate a program’s quality of services through our online tool—CareAboutChildcare.utah.gov.
Searching for child care should be a thoughtful process. In addition to using the online tool, parents should also visit with child care providers and ask questions about quality indicators to make a better informed choice:
Child care not only allows parents to expand their work opportunities, but it also supports the early childhood development of their child. These tips will help working parents evaluate whether the program is high quality and if it will support their child’s development and growth.
To search for high-quality child care, visit CareAboutChildcare.utah.gov.