Family child care homes can be operated by a single individual out of their home. In most states, the legal age of 18 is only required. There may be occasions when more than one individual cares for children in a family childcare home. This can be a stay-at-home parent who seeks supplemental income while caring for their own child. There are also many family childcare providers who have chosen this field as a profession. Both state and county agency legislation regulate the ratios (number and ages of children) allowed per family child care home. Some counties have more stringent quality standards that require licensing for family child care homes while other counties require little or no regulations for childcare in individuals' homes. Some family child care homes operate illegally with respect to tax legislation where the care provider does not report fees as income and the parent does not receive a receipt to qualify for childcare tax deductions. However, licensing a family child care home is beneficial for family child care home providers so that they can have access to financial benefits from their state government, or the federal government where they are allowed to accept children from parents who meet the criterion to benefit from the government childcare subsidy funding. Examples of such benefits are: free Professional Development and training courses, Child And Adult Care Food Program (which allows eligible childcare and family childcare home providers to claim a portion of costs relating to nutritious meals served to children), and more;.[19]

Independent studies suggest that good daycare is not harmful.[56] In some cases, good daycare can provide different experiences than parental care does, especially when children reach two and are ready to interact with other children. Children in higher quality childcare had somewhat better language and cognitive development during the first 4½ years of life than those in lower quality care.
I had to last second find child care for my daughter a week before my college semester started since I was on the wait list for another child care that I'm still wait listed on! Kindercare took us in and it was a very easy process. Took a lot of stress off my plate knowing my daughter was going into a great child care facility. My daughter loves it here at kindercare she is always so excited when we walk in she loves the food they feed her and I can tell she's learning stuff at school. She comes home and does new things and says new things. Her class teachers are very friendly and caring. I like that we write papers to give specific info for the day, like if she needs diaper cream or if she needed milk etc, and it's nice to read what she ate and when she was changed and what she did that day, it's very engaging. I would recommend a kinder care facility to any of my fellow moms. I feel very confident in leaving my child in their care, my first concern when starting day care is that she wouldn't like it and cry, but she is happy to go in and thrives here and learns a lot! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eeCahRCgOfI
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