Child wearing mask painting a rainbow on a window
Child wearing mask painting a rainbow on a window

Committed to Your Family’s Health and Safety

We founded PreK.com to make it easier for parents to find child care. Now, COVID-19 has made an already difficult process even harder. And it has made our mission even more important. We’re here to help you navigate your daycare or preschool search during COVID-19 and beyond. Here’s how:

  • School feedback

    We’re in constant communication with schools across the country, learning about which safety protocols are the most successful. This helps us recommend the best providers to families.

  • Platform upgrades

    We’ve added new features to PreK.com, like notifications on our Member School pages to highlight additional measures the center is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Dedicated support

    Our team of Family Advisers is on call to text, email, call, or chat with parents looking for trusted, safe centers. We can even help organize virtual school tours for those that are interested.

  • Schools are stepping up. Here’s what to look for.

    Daycare and preschool centers are excited to welcome you and your family back to child care. Most schools have implemented strict protocols to help keep your family safe. Here are some of the common changes you can expect from a daycare or preschool.

    • A preschool teacher wearing a medical mask plays with infant in daycare
      • Assigned seats
      • Lower teacher-student ratios
      • Physical barriers between desks
      • No food/drink/outside objects in classroom
      • Inside and outside shoes
    • A preschool teacher takes the temperature of a child wearing a medical mask
      • Limited number of students
      • Temperature checks
      • Signed health and exposure affirmation
      • Shorter hours to allow for cleaning
      • Masks and social distancing
      • Altered drop-off and pick-up
    • Two children in medicals masks reading books in preschool
      • Limited peer to peer interaction collaboration
      • Staggering outdoor / playground activities
      • Limited direct contact with teachers
      • Naptime mats spaced out; arranged head-to-toe
    • Touchless check-in with QR code scanning
      • HVAC upgrades
      • Bathroom upgrades
      • Touchless technology
      • Staff PPE / laundered clothing

    Your questions answered

    Still looking for peace-of-mind before placing your child in daycare or preschool? Start with these resources below.

    Resources you can trust

    Our child care experts have put together resources to help you find a school you can trust. Check out these articles, and if you have additional questions, reach out to one of our Family Advisers who can help! We’re in constant contact with schools across the territories we serve, so we can provide up-to-date information on a daycare or preschool you may be considering.

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    Find a school that’s safe, open, and prepared.

    Use PreK.com to find childcare centers that have taken advanced precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Simply look for this information box on the profile of any PreK.com Member School.

    A PreK.com school page showing the school's Covid safety measures
    A PreK.com school page showing the school's Covid safety measures

    Are you a child care provider?

    We’re helping schools navigate a new normal.

    PreK.com is giving schools more tools to fill empty seats and manage their business. If you’re a childcare center struggling to navigate these difficult times, learn more about how PreK.com helps families find your school, with no upfront costs and no subscription fees.

    A teacher and student wearing medical masks work together on a drawing at a preschool