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Parents & Families

Center-Based Care

Center-based care includes child care centers and preschools that are typically established in a commercial building. Centers are affiliated with either a public or private agency. Children are often in larger groups of children their own age. Ages cared for in these programs are six weeks to five years of age. Use the child care finder tool to locate a Better Beginnings center-based program in your community.

Requirements center-based programs must fulfill to achieve each star level are presented below.