High-quality child care is a priority for parents with children of all abilities. According to a recent survey commissioned by Easterseals, most parents define quality care as a safe, child-friendly atmosphere that features a warm, approachable, well-trained staff, and a low child-to-caregiver ratio. But recognizing quality care does not guarantee parents will find it.
Child care centers meeting these criteria are not always easy to come by, particularly for parents of children with special needs. According to one study, nearly every state reports a shortage in child care for infants, ill children and children with disabilities.
Easterseals Child Development Center Network responds to the needs of parents with children of all abilities by offering top-quality inclusive care at centers across the country.
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Featuring safe and caring environments, state-of-the-art tools and programs, individualized learning plans, highly qualified teachers, low child-adult ratios, low staff turnover, and active parent-center partnerships, Easterseals facilities are designed to provide young children with the optimal environment for successful learning and development.
With an 80-year legacy of commitment to children, Easterseals and its dedicated staff exemplify the difference high-quality care can make in the life of a child.
Contact Easterseals for more information on Easterseals Child Development Centers and the increasing need for quality child care.
Note: Easterseals' national survey was conducted by Yankelovich Partners between March 29 and April 2, 2001. A total of 653 parents with one or more children under age 6 were surveyed randomly and unaided, yielding a margin of error of 3.8 percent.