Craiglist is a popular place to go when you're looking for used products such as cars or furniture. But is it a good place to find daycare's?
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) says no, and is warning people about daycare postings on Craigslist.
Craig list is a popular place to go when you're looking for used products such as cars or furniture. But is it a good place to find day cares? The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning say it shouldn't be your first stop.
"Any web site that is advertising childcare is to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism," said Bobby Cagle, the Commissioner of Georgia DECAL.
News 3 reached out to several of the day cares advertised on Craigslist and only 1 of the 4 day cares had a Georgia daycare license. The other 3 claimed they were in the process of becoming licensed. Cagle warns of unlicensed day cares.
"If you choose this type care, you're doing so without the monitoring and health and safety assurances that a center licensing by the state would have," said Cagle.
The DECAL recommends you look at their "Quality Rated Programs" listings on their web site, which were released just last week.
According to DECAL, some other tips include:
Ask if the provider has been Quality Rated, which shows they are going above and beyond the basic requirements of health and safety and are truly offering an educational program preparing children for kindergarten and beyond.
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