Government of New Brunswick

What is quality childcare?

Quality childcare means different things to different people. It’s up to you to define what it means to you and your family. Most people would describe quality childcare as supporting a child’s emotional, social, intellectual and physical well-being by keeping children safe and happy in a loving environment.

Why is quality childcare important to a child?

Every child has the right to quality childcare. Imagine what your child will be like as an adult. How children grow and develop has a lot to do with the type of care they receive as a child. When children experience warm, supportive interaction with other children and adults, they feel safe and good about themselves. Helping children to learn and develop strong physical and social skills is another benefit of quality childcare.

By providing children with a healthy environment that allows them to explore and discover new things, quality childcare prepares them for the next stage of their lives. By choosing a quality care provider, you’re giving your child a great start on developing a strong mind, body, and spirit.

As a parent, every choice you make affects the life of someone else – your child

Deciding what type of childcare is best for you and your child is one of these choices. With so many factors to consider, it is easy to get overwhelmed, but finding the right childcare provider is a lot easier when you know what to look for and what steps to take. Use this information as a guide to help you select quality childcare for your child.

The Government of New Brunswick recognizes the important role childcare plays in the development of children and is committed to ensuring that all children receive the best possible start in life.