Great Start to Quality Matches me With Star-Rated Child Care Providers Near Me
Finding safe, reliable child care so I can work is a huge relief. I’ve tried being a work-from-home, stay-at-home mom, but it’s just not sustainable.
Sure, I can scrap through a day or two here in there while the kids are home and I’m at my desk. But long term, my kids need to be with a fun, safe child care provider while I perform my 9 – 5.
I just tried the Great Start to Quality free state-wide data base and found a dozen licensed providers in my neighborhood. I was not expecting that many!
The top provider on the list? A community center that I’ve heard my neighbors rave about. They’ve got 45/50 points for quality, and a 4 star rating. I guess they ARE legit!
Great Start to Quality is a free, state-wide database that helps connect parents to the providers that work best for their families. I love that they can filter by neighborhood and also have ratings.
Great Start Takes Away the Fear and Confusion of Finding Safe Child Care
First-time parents, how would you start your search for child care? Google, right?
Here’s what Google won’t tell you: it won’t tell you where the closest daycare providers are. It won’t give you a star rating. And it won’t let you immediately compare different licensed providers in one convenient list.
I love looking at each provider’s ratings. There’s a points system, which is broken down into rankings for staff qualifications, child care environment, curriculum and more.
You can see when a provider had their last state inspection, and even view licensing reports. This is huge for me! Visiting a child care provider gives me a part of the picture, but I can see the whole picture if I couple that with reports.
Great Start to Quality lets you do all of this and more. Their website is loaded with information that is easy to navigate. Trust me — this alleviates stress.