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.
searching for more information, consider using keywords such
as: childcare, "child care," "day care,"
babysitting or "work and family."
Dedicated to enhancing the quality, afford ability, and availability
of child care for all families.
Care Council of Nassau
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.
is a very easy to use search engine that has many links to sites
dealing with children from birth to age 7.
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.
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.
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
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 www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html
Baby Book: everything you need to know about your baby from
birth to age two by William Sears and Martha Sears.
the latest information on everything from diapering to daycare,
from midwifery to hospital "birthing
rooms," and from postpartum nutrition to infant development.
for Your Baby and Young Child: birth to age 5 by The Academy
to you by the Academy of Pediatrics, this covers everything
from preparing for childbirth to toilet training and nurturing
your child's self-esteem.
Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth.
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.
of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers by Tracy Hogg with Melinda
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.
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.
all woven together with real-life stories, which will smooth
the way for dealing with today's "new millennium adolescent."