Accredited Daycares Near Me

About Accredited Daycares Near Me
One of the most frustrating aspects of searching for a daycare and preschool can be sorting through the qualifications of caregivers and preschool teachers, and determining whether a child care center or home daycare is able to provide the best possible learning environment for your child. First off, it's important to note that obtaining a child care license (or child care permit) from a state or county does require a minimum standard of training for child care providers, as well as health and safety requirements for the facilities. Child care and preschool accreditation, on the other hand, is a much harder process that holds daycare centers and family child care providers to a higher standard. The details can vary as there are a large number of daycare accreditation programs, but in general, accredited daycares and accredited preschools will have caregivers and teachers trained in specific early childhood education strategies aimed at facilitating social and skill development. Non-accredited child care and preschool programs might be equally good, but will generally require more investigation from parents to make sure that they offer quality early education. The first major child care accreditation program was piloted by the National Association for the Education of...
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Recent Reviews for Accredited Daycares
Sweet Home Care, Ashburn
"I can't say enough positives about Mrs. Manal and her team. We joined her at the end of 2019 and have been thrilled with the level of service our daughter receives. Our daughter" Read More
Peace Plantation Kids Playhouse, Sterling
"This woman is an excellent child care provider. She does an amazing job helping and teaching young children. She is caring, thoughtful, and patient. My son has learned so much" Read More
Frequently Asked Questions
How many daycares and preschools are there in the US?
There are over 200,00 licensed daycare and preschool programs on CareLuLu. In the US, there are over 800,000 child care businesses but most are not licensed.
How much does daycare cost in the US?
The average cost of daycare in the US is $9,649/year. The lowest price is $2,813/year (home daycare in Mississippi) and the most expensive is $23,666/year (child care center in Washington DC).
How many daycares offer infant care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 60% to 70% of daycares offer infant care. This includes licensed home daycares and child care centers.
How many daycares and preschools offer part-time or drop-in care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 40% of daycares offer part-time care or drop-in. This includes home-based and center-based child care and preschool programs.
How many daycares and preschools teach a foreign language in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 30% of daycares teach a foreign language. Most common languages include Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi / Urdu, Korean.
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