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When a family member has special needs, making sure they’re getting the very best education and care possible may take a lot of involvement and communication with child care providers, school administrators and teachers. Make sure special education or child care is working for you and your child.
How to Find Affordable, Quality and Licensed Child Care
Learn how to access resources to help you find affordable, quality child care, take steps to secure the care your family needs and find out how to ensure your provider is licensed and qualified to care for your child.
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Finding a great child care provider is like finding a new member of your military family. After all, your child will spend a significant amount of time there each week, and what happens at daycare can impact what happens at home.