QUALITY CHILD CARE AT EVERY AGE 
May 2014 
 
WHO'S WATCHING THE KIDS?
 
Quality child care can support your child's growth and development, at any age. Knowing your options and how to evaluate quality are key first steps in finding the care that's right for your family.

LifeScope, where there's more to life can help with:
  • Confidential, 24/7 telephonic access to work-life specialists
  • Provider searches for child care, back-up care and after school programs
  • Summer camp referrals
  • Articles and tips on types of child care and what to look for in a caregiving arrangement
  • Checklists to take with you when meeting with care providers
  • Information on certification and licensure
  • Searchable database of child care providers
HOME ALONE?
WHEN KIDS "OUTGROW" CHILD CARE
Free Webinar - Tuesday, May 20th, 12pm & 2pm ET

With technology at their fingertips and parents only a cellphone call away, many tweens feel safe to stay home alone. But are they prepared for the responsibility? Join this interactive webinar to learn the signs of readiness, general laws around self-care, and other options for care as children become more independent. To register, log on to www.LifeScopeEAP.com with your organization username and password. In the middle of the homepage, click on 'Online Seminars' then "Home Alone?" Click here for a copy of the Webinar Flyer.

FINDING THE RIGHT CARE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
May Tips for Taking Action

You may also be interested in viewing the following articles, which can be found by logging on to www.LifeScopeEAP.com with your company username and password, and clicking on the 'Monthly Communications' button on the top left corner of homepage.

"Evaluating Providers"- Choosing a child care provider is a two-part process. The first step involves narrowing down the best care option for you and your child, be it in-home/live-in care, center care, or a family day care. Once you've decided on the type of care arrangement, the next step is to evaluate potential providers. This article offers guidelines and checklists to help you every step of the way.

"Is Self-Care Right for Your Family"- The term "self-care" is often used to describe children of upper-elementary and middle-school age who are responsible for their own safety and well-being when outside of school or other direct, adult supervision. This article helps you determine if self-care is a viable option for you and your child, and, if so, how to best prepare him or her for the responsibility.

"Licensing, Certification and Accreditation in Child Care"- How important is licensing, certification and accreditation in child care? What does it entail and what can in guarantee? This article defines these terms and what they mean to you when selecting a provider.

The May Calendar, Poster (English and Spanish), Webinar Flyer, and above articles can all be accessed on the member website by clicking on the 'Monthly Communications' button on the top left corner of the homepage.  

 

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