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All young children need quality care no matter where they are; at home with a parent, being cared for by a relative, or in a child care setting. Quality care is care that promotes the optimal growth and development of children in a safe and healthy nurturing environment.

What to Look for in Quality Child Care

  • Health
  • Safety
  • A good physical environment
  • Caring adult interactions
  • Activities to promote healthy growth and development
  • Well trained caregivers
  • Optimal adult-to-child ratios

Online Resources

  • Healthy Kids, Healthy Care
    Parents as partners in promoting healthy and safe child care.
  • Utah Office of Child Care
    Find resources for parents and financial assistance for child care.
  • Bureau of Child Development Licensing
    Recommends that after receiving a list of potential providers, you visit them to assess the services they offer. After you have selected a potential child care provider for your child/children, you can call their southern regional office at 800-894-2588 to find out the inspection results for that provider.
  • Help Me Grow Utah
    Help Me Grow Utah is an information and referral network that provides parents with the knowledge and resources you need to make a difference in your child's life.

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