Books and Web Sites
The following books are all available at the Kingston Public Library.
Most include information on how to rate individual child care providers;
some include useful check lists that can be brought along on visits. Most
of these books come from the Central branch's Parenting section, which
is a good place to browse for resources. It is located on the top floor
along with the children's books.
Andre, Therese and Cheryl Neave. The Complete
Canadian Day Care Guide. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1992.
Cochran, Eva and Mon Cochran. Child Care that
Works. Beltsville, MD: Robins Lane Press, 2000.
Breese, Charlotte and Hilaire Gomer. The Good
Nanny Guide: The Complete Handbook on Nannies, Au-Pairs, Mother’s
Helps, and Child Minders. London: Vermilion,1993.
Kaiser, Barbara and Judy Sklar Rasminsky. The
Daycare Handbook: A Parents’ Guide to Finding and Keeping Quality
Daycare in Canada. Boston; Toronto: Little, Brown, 1991.
Sissons, Brenda L. and Heather McDowall Black. Choosing
with Care: Canadian Parents’ Practical Guide to Quality Child Care
for Infants and Toddlers. Don Mills, ON: Addison-Wesley, 1992.
This is a website for parents that includes practical information about
family, child rearing, meal planning, and activity ideas. It also includes
chat rooms and discussion boards.
Coordinated Access for Child Care
This website provides centralized information about child care in the
Hamilton area. However, it also has extensive information about the types
of available child care, how to rate them, and the terminology you might
encounter. It also has a common sense version of the Day
Nurseries Act, which is the legislation that governs most licensed
child care facilities.
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