image of mother and babyChild Care

Finding affordable, quality child care is one of a parents most difficult tasks. The following resources will help you evaluate what will be the best for your situation.

Internet Resources

If searching for more information, consider using keywords such as: childcare, "child care," "day care," babysitting or "work and family."

Child Care Bureau
Dedicated to enhancing the quality, afford ability, and availability of child care for all families.

Child Care Council of Nassau
CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC. is a private, not-for-profit organization that works to promote affordable, quality childcare, enhance services for families, and strengthen parents at work while providing expertise to the diverse communities of our county.


KinderStart is a very easy to use search engine that has many links to sites dealing with children from birth to age 7.

National Child Care Information Center
Parents looking for information about child care can browse through this database of information maintained by the U.S. Department of health and Human Services.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
Funded by the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau, this site lists a full set of National Health and Safety Performance Standards and gives individual states' child care regulations.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides a range of resources to help parents with their child care needs, people who want to start or are currently running child care programs, and anyone with a concern about the health or safety of a child in a day care program.
Links to 30 other online child care resources

Library Resources

You can find information about child care at your local public library. Books may be located in either the Children's or Adult area classified under Dewey numbers 649.1 or 362.712. They may also be in a special parenting collection in the Children's area. Your local librarian will be happy to help you locate the material you need or visit your library online at


The Baby Book: everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two by William Sears and Martha Sears.
Offers the latest information on everything from diapering to daycare, from midwifery to hospital "birthing
rooms," and from postpartum nutrition to infant development.

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: birth to age 5 by The Academy of Pediatrics.
Brought to you by the Academy of Pediatrics, this covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training and nurturing your child's self-esteem.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth.
The author, a leading researcher on sleep and children, promotes a revolutionary program to ensure healthy, happy sleep for a child--both at night and during equally important daytime naps. He offers dozens of anecdotes and new case histories of children with various sleep disorders and the prescribed methods of therapy.

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers by Tracy Hogg with Melinda Blau.
The author teaches parents how to decipher "infants' language"--their cries, gestures, and facial expressions. Her E.A.S.Y. (eat, activity, sleep, your time) method offers a relaxed, commonsense approach. Every aspect of care for mom and baby is covered.

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! loving your kid without losing your mind by Michael J. Bradley.
The author believes that the new research in brain development
suggests that a teen's brain experiences significant changes and parents can work with this knowledge through all kinds of problems. It's
all woven together with real-life stories, which will smooth the way for dealing with today's "new millennium adolescent."

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