“Be Careful Who Cares For Your Child” Campaign

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“Be Careful Who Cares For Your Child” Campaign

 Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly recently launched an educational campaign titled “Be Careful Who Cares for Your Child,” urging New York parents to be cautious when leaving children with caregivers, even those who are relatives or close family friends. 

In addition to radio ads and posters displayed in subway cars, retail shops, hospitals and other City locations, the campaign offers parents these tips when choosing a child care provider.

When choosing a caregiver, parents should select someone who:

  • Has experience caring for babies and young children
  • Is patient and mature enough to care for a fussy, overexcited or crying baby
  • Understands that young children must always be watched
  • Will never shake, hit, yell at, make fun of, or withhold food from a child as punishment
  • Does not abuse alcohol or drugs, or carry a weapon, and will not surround a child with others who may be drinking, using or selling drugs, or carrying weapons.

Finding the perfect Helper for your family can be a challenging task. Fielding phone calls from strangers, browsing through on-line profiles, responding to emails from acquaintances of well meaning friends, and arranging interviews in your home with applicants who have not been pre-screened can be time consuming and frustrating.

Family Helpers takes its role of finding Westchester County families quality, nurturing child care seriously.
Whether you’re looking for a nurturing nanny for your child or a compassionate companion for your aging parent, the experienced staff at Family Helpers will thoughtfully guide and support you through the hiring process and beyond.

To read more about the “Be Careful Who Cares For Your Child” Campaign visit

http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/html/child_safety/care_giver_campaign.shtml

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