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Tips for New Moms: Childcare Resources

Finding quality childcare for your baby can be a challenging task. Here are a few sites that may help in your search for an arrangement that meets your needs:

Options for Working Families is a nonprofit organization that provides a computerized database of licensed childcare providers in Rhode Island.

Sittercity.com helps to match families with individuals who offer childcare services.  This site lists childcare providers with varying availabilities interested in part-time and full-time positions.

Although the site does not provide you with any background information, it can be a useful resource to post an ad or search the posts from individuals offering childcare in their homes or yours.

– Local colleges: Check out Brown University, URI, and Providence College for students offering part-time care.

A note to readers:  please add a comment with any childcare resources you know of–we’re always looking for more RI childcare options!

Kristen Kardos, MA Ed., and Kathy McGuigan, MSW, the co-founders of RI New Moms Connection, provide affordable, accessible pregnancy and new mom groups throughout Rhode Island. In “Tips for New Moms” they share their knowledge, resources, and helpful ideas for moms just beginning their journey into parenthood or moms who may need a little refresher.

Editor’s Note: Although “Tips for New Moms” is written with the new mom in mind–to support women in their journey through motherhood–it is certainly not the authors’ intention to exclude dads. Every new parent will find their tips, resources, and insights helpful. I invite all moms and dads to share ideas on how they manage their new role as a parent with Kidoinfo in the comments below.

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  • Great tips (as always 😉 Kristen!!

    I’d also encourage people to post signs locally (whether you are looking for or offering childcare). We found our first childcare provider through an ad at a kids’ consignment shop. I saw her sign and it felt like just what we were looking for (small, in home, nature-inspired etc).