Magazine article Work & Family Life

Timely Guide to Finding Child Care That Works

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Timely Guide to Finding Child Care That Works

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Child care arrangements are a critical part of our modern family support system. "Whether formal or informal, these arrangements can provide nurturing, loving, stimulating care while you are absent and can [also] be a valuable source of friendly advice," write Mon Cochran and Eve Cochran in their book Child Care That Works.

But finding quality child care requires "assertive persistence," the authors say. Parents have to ask the right questions and keep on looking until they find the solution that works for them-bearing in mind that everyone has to make some compromises. "No arrangement is perfect, so you need to know what is most important for you and your childwhat you can concede and what is not negotiable."

The book provides an overview of child care options, suggests how to find each of the different types and discusses what makes quality care. …

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