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Where can you find childcare openings?

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Parents find child care openings by calling referral agencies, asking friends for referrals and visiting local child care centers. Openings are often listed in the classifieds or on local websites such as Craigslist.

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Reputable agencies such as Child Care Aware and the National Association for the Education of Young Children provide search options for finding accredited child care providers. These lists provide a starting point for finding a care provider who fits the family's needs. Proximity to work or home is also a factor. Visiting or calling child care providers in the area helps determine if they have any openings. Friends, family and coworkers are also a resource for finding quality child care providers who have current openings.

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