Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. is now providing a valuable service on his website at www.senatorfuschillo.com to parents seeking licensed day care centers in their community. Parents may now search local day care centers by county, zip code, or facility name. The search also includes important information on licensing, maximum child capacity, age groups, programs, addresses and phone numbers.
"This day care center search makes it easier to find certified day care facilities to serve the needs of parents and their children," Fuschillo said. "By choosing a program that is registered or licensed by the state, parents can help ensure their child is receiving quality care."
Fuschillo added that before parents select a day care center for their children, it is also important that they visit the centers, preferably during the day, to interview caregivers and observe how children are cared for and what type of activities they are provided.
For further information about day care centers and information on safety, financial assistance and how to choose a program right for your child, call Fuschillo's office for a free brochure or call the New York State Office of Children and Family Services at 1-(800) 345-KIDS.