I've looked at the online childcare database and while it appears helpful, I don't find it very useful. It only provides a long list of names and phone numbers. That doesn't help me make a decision about narrowing my choices for childcare. Basically, you're asking me to call random people in the database. Do you have plans to enhance the system so there's more useful information, perhaps such as a bio or description provided by the providers? Something, anything will help because right now it's not useful to me. Thanks.
When you do a child care search on our website, click on the word “select” next to the name of the resulting child care programs. This gives you details about the type of care provided, the ages served, what elementary schools are nearby, the languages spoken, the accommodations for children with special needs, whether the home has pets or smokers or is near public transportation, whether the program participates in the USDA Food Program, and more. When you call child care programs for more information, you can use this telephone interview form offered by the Virginia Dept. of Social Services: www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cc/publications.cgi.