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ParenTips - advice, skills and strategies for everyday parenting from Dr. Marilyn Heins, MD

ParenTips from pediatrician Marilyn Heins, MD, FAAP

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Commonsense advice, skills and strategies for everyday parenting. Articles range from advice on co-sleeping, discipline, thumbsucking, sibling issues, to single mothers and step families.

5 steps to choosing quality child care

1. Start Early

Start looking as far in advance as you can. No matter what type of care you are consideringŸ??a child care center or care in someone elseŸ??s homeŸ??finding the right child care option can take some time.
2. Make a Call

Begin your search by calling your local expertsŸ??your child care resource and referral (CCR&R) center. CCR&Rs can give you the facts about child care, and a list of child care options in your area that may meet your needs. In addition to what is in this brochure, make sure to ask your CCR&R these things: