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August 15, 2008

All About Child Care: What Parents Need to Know

All About Child Care: What Parents Need to Know is a 20 minute video that provides an overview of what child care is like for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The video is intended to give parents or others who may be looking for child care an idea of what options are available, and what they should be on the lookout for in terms of finding high quality care for their infant, toddler, or preschooler.

Including footage from family, friend, and neighbor care; family child care; a child care center; and preschool settings as well as helpful advice from parents, this video covers the following topics:

  • What is child care like?
  • What should you look for when choosing child care?
    • infant and young toddler care
    • older toddler and preschool care
  • Advice from parents

All About Child Care: What Parents Need to Know is available free, for educational use only through the following link: http://cehd.umn.edu/icd/media/childcare.html

This would be a valuable educational resource for parent educators to use with parents as they discuss making wise child care choices for their children.