FINDING CHILD CARE

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Click the button below to search for child care providers in your area. Contact Alex at (406) 723-4019 or adubois@butte4-cs.org with questions or if you need support. 

TYPES OF CHILD CARE

FINDING THE RIGHT CHILD CARE

Choosing a child care program is an important decision for your family. Finding the right provider or teacher for your child can take some time, so start early! Quality child care is important. 
 

VISITING 
If possible, make time to visit several programs to observe the program and ask questions. Things to consider when visiting a program are provider and child interactions and the environment. 

CHOOSING A PROGRAM
Take your time to make your decision. If you would like to revisit a specific program and ask more questions, do so. If you do not feel like any of the programs you visited meet your families needs, visit additional programs. Once your have found the right program, start preparing your child for the transition. 
   
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COMMON CHILD CARE BUSINESS PRACTICES

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Provider Rates: Providers are a private business who set their own rates which may be hourly, daily, weekly or monthly.
Full or Part Time Slots: Providers may require you to pay a full-time fee if your child attends part-time or some may have another child to fill the other part-time hours.
Authorized Child Pick-up List: For your child’s safety, providers may only release a child to an approved list submitted by a parent.
Late Fees: Providers may charge late fees for late child pick-ups or overdue bills.
Two Week Notice: Providers may require a two week notice of a child’s last day of attendance.
Sick Child Policy: State policy mandates that an ill child with fever, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. may not attend a child care for the health and safety of other children and staff.