You'll want to meet any family child care providers you're seriously considering and see their homes. Before you call a provider, read over the Questions that follow this section. Try to get a feel for the things that might be most important to you and your child, and jot down any extra questions you want to ask. When you make your call, try asking one or two important questions over the phone. If you like what you hear, agree on a time when you can visit the provider's home. Make a copy of the Questions for each family child care provider you'll be interviewing. When you go for your visit, take your Questions with you. If you jot down some quick notes about the provider's answers and your own impressions during your visit, and then fill out your notes later while your visit is still fresh in your mind, it will help you keep things straight when you're making your important decision about care.
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