Childcare Choices Around Randolph AFB
posted Nov 16, 2011
Before you search for a childcare provider, work out exactly what you are looking for. This will depend on the age of your child or children and your other commitments, such as your job or even school. You may need full time childcare several days a week, or a couple of hours after school until you get home from work.
When you know what you need, use the Internet to compile a list of local businesses that meet your requirements. If they have a website, check it out. Verify that they are licensed and nationally accredited. Contact them by phone or email to find out about current availability and prices. Call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (210) 652-5321 for references and assistance. When you are relocating to a new area, you are likely to be unfamiliar with local businesses. You need to do your research to find out what other parents have to say about the childcare providers on your list. Fortunately, most parents are more than happy to share their experiences online, and you can benefit from their feedback.
When you have narrowed your options down to 3 or 4, contact them one by one and ask if they have an open door policy (which means you can drop in at any time to check them out), or if you have to make an appointment. In many cases, visiting a place is the best way to work out if it is going to work for you. Most people have a gut feeling, and it makes sense to follow your instincts - after all, you know your own children better than anyone. It's a big decision you are making, so don't be scared to ask questions and seek reassurance on any points you are not sure about.
Relocating to Randolph AFB housing need not be stressful if you use the services of a Housing 1 Source's military relocation specialist - someone who has your best interests at heart and can advise you at every stage is invaluable. Contact us for more information.