Parent Tip Page ...

Questions to ask prospective child care providers:

  • Is your program EEC licensed? Locate and look at license.
  • Do you have any openings?
  • What hours are you open?
  • What are the ages of the other children my child would be grouped with?
  • What is the ratio of adults to children?
  • Are there holidays or other dates that the program closes?
  • Do you offer part-time or flexible care?
  • What backup care is provided in case of provider illness?
  • What activities would my child experience?
  • How will you accommodate my child with special needs?
  • What is your policy when a child is ill?
  • Do you have a written discipline policy?
  • What is your emergency plan?
  • What is your level of education?

Encouraging Kids to Eat Healthy Foods ~ Tips for Parents - Click Here


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.