Child Care

There are many child care services and centers out their and knowing which one to pick for your child can make a difference in your child's well being and safety. The quality of services, the staff, other parents rating of the services, and doing research online about the child care center can minimize any risks to your child.

Child Care: What are my Options?

By -- In a perfect world, parents would be able to stay with their children all day until they make their way onto the school bus for their very first day of kindergarten. Unfortunately, in today's economy it is no longer feasible for one parent to stay home and watch the children forcing parents across the nation to find suitable child care alternatives. Many new parents are afraid to leave their children even for a few hours... more

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Childcare/babysitters - Choosing and Using Child Care

By Paul Banas -- Child care is more than a service that allows parents to work. It is a world that is bound to affect a child's development in many ways - physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, finding quality child care that is affordable can be challenging. Many parents need inexpensive or cost-free day care where they know their children are safe and are being helped to grow and... more

The Day Care Benefit

By Karen Fusco -- Babies need interaction with other children. It's never too early to start engaging your son in activities with other children, whether his own age, toddlers or older children. Learning to interact with other kids prepares your son for his first real school experience. Day care is a gentler environment, there are less rules and more flexibility than strict teachers may impose in school. Children benefit from day care by learning self-control, how to get along... more

The Day Care Dilemma: How Do I Choose?

By Karen Fusco -- Years ago, simply asking a friend or neighborhood teen to babysit for you was as easy as picking up the phone. Or you might have found an advertisement in the local newspaper. But with day care centers and providers springing up like daisies, the choices today are far and wide. Don't worry! Finding the right day care provider need not be an insurmountable task. References from friends are still a great way to locate a... more

Finding The Right Child Care Provider

By Steve K -- Just as colleges and universities have to be accredited, the child care provider that you choose should be certified to teach all of the age groups of children that attend the facility. Childcare is more than just feeding kids and putting them down for a nap, so you'll need to make sure that the child care provider you've selected has instructors that are certified to teach kids the fundamentals of education depending... more