The recent tragic death of a toddler attending a private, non-licensed day care could leave parents a little shook up about the idea of leaving their children in the care of a stranger. For any new parent who intends to return to their workplace before their child begins school, or for a stay at home parent who just needs a little grown-up time, choosing the right day care is a big task. Fear not. The Ontario Ministry of Education breaks down issues such as finding a day care for your child’s specific needs, the difference between licensed and non-licensed care and what to do if you have concerns about the safety or well-being of your child.
How did you find your child care provider? Do you use a day care, nanny or other? What advice would you give to parents searching for child care options?