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A guide to choosing quality child care in Pennsylvania

Let’s face it-- trying to find child care can be hard. You want your child in a quality child care or early learning program. What do you look for so your child will be safe, happy and learning?

You want:

  • Your child safe and secure while you are at school or work.
  • Your child’s teachers to support and challenge your child to explore and learn new things.
  • Your child to learn skills needed for kindergarten.
  • You and your child to feel supported.

The guide, Choosing quality child care in Pennsylvania can help you make the best decision for you and your child.

The guide, Choosing quality child care in Pennsylvania is also available in Spanish.

Also available is the Child Care Checklist from Child Care Aware available in English and Spanish.

Concerned about your child’s development?

Call Pennsylvania’s CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 for information about your child’s development and connecting to Early Intervention services in Pennsylvania.

Call Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (1-877-472-5437) for information about finding, paying for and other concerns related to child care.

Learn more about these Helplines