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Health Tip: Selecting a Childcare Provider

Health Tip: Selecting a Childcare Provider

04/02/12

(HealthDay News) -- If you're a new mom who is planning to return to work soon, you may need to find a reputable childcare provider.

The womenshealth.gov website suggests how to evaluate any childcare center:

  • Visit many different facilities and spend considerable time at each one, to get a good feel for the environment and quality of care.
  • Watch and listen for busy, active and happy children.
  • Count how many staff members are assigned to each child, and make sure that ratio complies with state guidelines.
  • Research the staff's experience and individual backgrounds.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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