Choosing a child care program is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make as a parent. Your final choice will depend on many factors, and you should consider them carefully in order to best meet the needs of your family.
In the ideal child care situation, children build strong relationships with their caregivers, and develop and grow in a safe and loving environment with their peers. You as a parent will be happy knowing that your child is well cared for in a nurturing and educational environment.
What Council Can Do for You
Child Care Council of Nassau believes that all children deserve quality early education and care. Good child care is a community resource that supports families, contributes to economic productivity, and nurtures children's growth. We can help you with:
- Finding Child Care: We maintain a database of over 1,000 child care options including: child care centers, family and group family child care homes, summer camps and other children's programs.
- Choosing Child Care: We offer information and counseling on evaluating and choosing child care.
- Workshops for Parents: We can refer you to workshops for parents on a variety of topics, from how to choose child care to elements of good parenting.
Parent counselors are available by phone Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Let us help you find the child care you need!