Choosing a Child Care Provider or Guardian



Ever wish that your kids came with an owner's manual? You might not get your wish exactly, but you can read a favorite parenting magazine online, find tips from other parents about raising children, supplement your children's education, learn how to keep them healthy or get advice on talking to them about tough issues. Use the sites in this Parenting Web Guide to make your search quick and successful.

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Choosing a Child Care Provider or Guardian

No one can be a perfect replacement for a parent, but on the Internet you'll be able to find resources to help you choose an acceptable alternate caregiver for your child. Whether you need a temporary babysitter or are trying to decide who to appoint as legal guardian of your child, you'll find the resources you need online.

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  • Want to place a classified ad for a caregiver? You can do so online either through most local newspapers' Web sites or on an online classified site such as Craigslist.
  • If you are looking for a new childcare provider, there are lots of Web sites that perform background checks on individuals for a fee, including Intelius.

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