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Preparing Your Child
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Both parents and children have difficulty with changes and separation. You can help your child prepare for this new experience and transition in a variety of ways.
Your RightsAs a parent you have the right to ensure your child’s well-being while in the care of a provider. Visit your child and communicate frequently with his or her caregiver. Sharing information about your child’s needs, interests, problems, personality allows both you and your child’s caregiver to provide the best care for your child.
However, if you have any concern about the care your child is receiving, feel free to discuss them with the provider. If you are unable to resolve the issue and want to change child care providers, call PATCH to get referrals for locating a new provider.
You also have the right to check the background of a licensed caregiver for possible complaints. If you have any questions about a specific child care provider, or if you are concerned about the health and welfare of a child in child care, you are encouraged to call your nearest State of Hawaii Department of Human Services Child Care Licensing Unit: