BBB offers advice for choosing a child care arrangement this summer
The school year is coming to an end, and summer is right around the corner. For parents, choosing a child care provider can be a difficult decision. Parents and guardians have to consider safety, affordability and convenience from home, work and school. Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas advises asking a lot of questions and doing some homework before settling on the arrangement that is best for you and your child.
In 2016, BBB received more than 700 complaints against child care centers nationwide. Many complaints alleged unclean environments, issues with billing and refunds and problems with how the children were treated.
Whether you decide to go with a day care center, someone who provides day care services at their home, or an in-home provider, like a babysitter or nanny, it’s important to check licenses, certifications and make sure background checks are in order.
Before you settle on a child care situation, BBB recommends that you: