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Finding Childcare in Plano

Finding childcare is not an easy task for soon to be parents and guardians. To find childcare in Plano, start by deciding what type of care best fits your child and your lifestyle. Do you want the social interaction of a center or home with many children, or the convenience and one-on-one care of a nanny? Do you need part-time or full time childcare or after-school care? Perhaps you prefer a day care or private school, offering a curriculum. What location is most convenient? Near the home or closer to work? By the Tollway, off Preston in West Plano, or near Central?

Step One: Once you decide on or narrow the type of care and area, start your search at www.thechildcaresource.com.

Step Two: You can enter "Plano" or a zipcode like "75903", and a radius according to how far you are willing to commute.

Step Three: Choose the type(s) of care on which you have decided, and use the advanced search to narrow the results by the age of the child, type of care needed, etc....

Step Four: Now view the results. Check out the programs offered, times opened, etc... Is there a link to their site, an online tour? Check it out! You can also view their latest inspection report on the site licensing site at http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/ppFacilitySearchDayCare.asp

Are the violations serious or not? Was it corrected quickly? Were they cited again for the same thing?

After you narrow your choices, call. Do they answer? Are they pleasant & helpful with your questions? Can you schedule a time to tour? Make sure and tell them you found them thru The Child Care Source.

Step Five: It's time to go visit the facility. Do you like the environment? Was it clean? Were the children happy? What about the caregivers? Are you comfortable? Get references & contact them! Ask your friends, relatives & neighbors for recommendations. You may also want to do a drop-in visit (some may not allow). You will quickly narrow the field.

Start Your Search for the Right Childcare Below:

Click here to find Licensed Child-Care Centers in Plano

Click here to find Licensed Child-Care Homes in Plano

Click here to find Nanny/Sitter/Au Pair Services in Plano

Click here to find Private Schools in Plano

Click here to find Registered Child-Care Homes in Plano

Read more on your choices at http://www.thechildcaresource.com/resources/articles/index.aspx