Play, Learn, Grow

Exploring various options when selecting child care.

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Program Details:

Event Components:

This prerecorded event takes a look into the various options available for child care as well as explores the differences and similarities of in-home, private, and public daycare centers.

Service Area:

Family & Consumer Sciences


Iowa Students

State Standards Covered:

HS/FCS 1.1.2 - Analyze opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial endeavors.

HS/ FCS 1.1.4 - Analyze the impact of the industry on local, state, national, and global economies.

HS/FCS 5.2.5 - Apply criteria for selecting care and services for children and youth.

For Educators & Students:

Pre-Event Questions to Consider

  • What types of childcare settings are available? How are they different?

  • What factors would you consider when selecting a childcare setting?

  • Why is childcare an ‘in demand’ employment field?

Post-Event Questions to Consider

  • What guidelines do in-home, private, and public childcare settings need to follow?

  • What are the pros & cons of each of the different types of childcare settings?

  • How do childcare settings impact local economies?