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According to Linda Smith, executive director of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, there are almost 12 million children under the age of 6 in some kind of nonparent childcare in this country. When choosing a childcare provider, there are certain questions you need to ask both yourself and the provider. But first, you have to decide what type of childcare you want for your children.

Figure out what type of childcare you want