Child Care settings vary in terms of educational philosophy, curriculum, costs, hours of operation, and services offered. Once you have explored your child care options, we encourage you to visit as many programs as possible and observe. There are many things to consider in making your choice.
Licensed Child Care Center
Registered Family Child Care Provider
Family, Friend, Neighbor Provider
Early Learning Programs for Young Children
Early Head Start
Provides comprehensive early childhood development programs serving low-income pregnant women and children from ages birth to 3 and their families.
Promotes the school readiness of young children through agencies in their local community for low-income families and children ages 3 to 5.
State Pre-K (Preschool Expansion)
Free preschool early learning and education programs for 3- and 4-year-olds are available in 25 school districts.
Special Services School Districts
These districts provide options for preschool students with special needs and were developed to address the educational and developmental needs of children ages 3 to 5.
Licensed Preschool Programs
Licensed early learning preschool programs provide early childhood education and care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Additional Support Services and Resources available can be found on our Useful Resources page.