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A First-Steps Guide to Figuring Out Child Care for Your Baby

Navigating child care options can be extremely taxing. What kind of options are available where you live? How much do they cost, and how do you enroll? When should you start looking? Where can you seek financial help? LAist provides nationally-relevant answers to these and other questions, while also highlighting specific information for parents and families in Los Angeles.

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You Need Child Care For Your Baby. Here’s How To Start Your Search

It might seem a little counterintuitive, but the best time to start thinking about child care is before you have a baby.

Infant and toddler care is the most expensive kind of child care and often the most difficult to find. The reality is that there are not enough spaces in Los Angeles for every kid that needs care.

This guide is geared toward parents and caregivers looking for child care for kiddos from birth to 24 months old. A lot of this advice also applies to the search for 3- and 4-year-olds, but we won’t get into the preschool specifics."

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