Home-Based Child Care
Much more than babysitting, home-based care programs provide child care in residential environments, typically the home of the caregiver. There are two categories of home-based care: Type B Homes and Type A Homes.
Type B Homes
Type A Homes
What are the benefits of home-based child care?
- The atmosphere of a home-based care program is closer to a child's actual home and has more of a family-like environment than other types of care programs.
- Children are given the opportunity to socialize with children of varying ages in home-based care.
- There may be options for siblings to stay together.
- Home-based care may also offer part time or more flexible schedules than other types of care.
What should I look for in home-based child care?