In Home Childcare

What About In-Home Childcare?

Sometimes parents prefer to have their child in a childcare provider’s home rather than a childcare center. Childcare providers who offer childcare in their homes should also be licensed and can even receive accreditation.

Here are some things to pay attention to when searching for in-home childcare:

(The following information is found in the NAFCC’s Accreditation brochure.)

NAFCC’s standards address five areas of quality:

  1. Relationships
  2. Environment
  3. Developmental Learning Activities
  4. Safety and Health
  5. Professional and Business Practices

For Children: NAFCC Accreditation is an indicator that family childcare homes offer safe, inviting spaces and warm, nurturing care complete with educational activities designed to meet the needs and interests of all children while promoting individual development.

© 2005 National Association for Family Child Care. Used by permission.