Child Care Resources

By Vanessa Rasmussen, © 2004, All rights reserved.

All parents would want the best childcare facility for their children. Most of the times, parents are not well familiar with childcare options available to them and end up having substandard childcare facilities for their child. Given below are some resources that would help in making you aware of the trends and issues in childcare. These resources serve as quality information sources familiarize you with everything there is to know about childcare.

  • Day Care Resource - Offers program and curriculum information for daycare providers, teachers, and childcare staff. Also provides tips for choosing a care facility.
  • Ahrens Family Day Care - Former daycare owner provides sample daycare business forms, schedules, and calendars.
  • America Taking Action - A national directory of licensed/registered family daycare providers, childcare centers, nursery schools and kids' camps.
  • Anxious Parents - For working parents trying to find, and keep, the best childcare for their children. Offering articles, book excerpts and links.
  • Ask the Childcare Expert - Questions about finding good childcare, taking your sitter on vacation or ways to make daycare dropoffs easier? Find the answers at
  • - Childcare referral company focused on helping parents find the type of babysitters that matches best with the needs of their children. Includes babysitting guide and information for parents.
  • Better Baby Care Campaign - Resource for parents and childcare workers for finding and providing quality childcare.
  • Child Care Finders - Resource for parenting and childcare information and support for families and child care professionals.
  • Child Care Friends - Support and resources, activities, contracts and policies, child care food program, and children's environments.
  • The Childcare Search - A searchable database for childcare in the United States and Canada.
  • - Searchable directory of childcare resources.
  • Children's Information Service - Provides information about childcare to parents, as well as resources for childcare providers.
  • The Daycare Resource Connection - A resource for parents and providers including state by state daycare listings, free preschool and daycare printables and teacher resources.
  • FreeDaycareInfo - Offers a directory of state licensing agencies.
  • Kids New World - Day care Search - Comprehensive parents resource for daycare and preschool centers search and reviews.
  • Provider Watch - A nationwide credit reporting service for childcare professionals.
  • Questions and Answers about Choosing the Best Daycare - Former daycare operator offers advise and consulting on choosing or starting a daycare.
  • Simply Childcare - Publication bringing together parents looking for childcare providers and providers advertising their services.

Copyright 2001, 2004. All rights reserved. Any reproduction of this article in whole or in part without written or verbal permission is strictly prohibited. For information about reprinting this article, contact the copyright owner: Vanessa Rasmussen, Ph.D, Starting a Day Care Center,