Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Finding Child Care

It's always a bit difficult even under the best circumstances, but most everyone has to find childcare at some point in time.

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services allows you to search for state licensed child care facilities in your area. Best of all, you can see detailed results of state inspections, which occur twice a year in a licensed daycare. For each provider, you can learn when they were most recently inspected and what issues were discovered in the facility (the play area wasn't safe, the cots blocking exits, etc.) It is very interesting reading, although maybe a little alarming.

The ODJFS also has a guide for parents choosing day care.

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