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How much should I pay for daycare pickups?

If my babysitter is picking my daughter from day care, should I include gas money in her pay?


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What are pros and cons of a home day care vs a day care center?

This is how much child care costs in 2018

According to a new Care.com survey, child care is unaffordable for more than seven in 10 American families. Learn how you can save money. Child care costs rose for the fifth year in row, according to the fifth annual Care.com Cost of Care Survey, which showed that the average... more

8 Signs of a Bad Day Care Center

Know what to look for when you're touring a child care facility. It's finally time to put your precious kiddo in day care, or to switch day care centers after a not-so-positive experience. It's okay to be nervous; it just means you'll be more cautious. Don... more

What's Your Day Care Sick Policy?

Should you send your kids to day care if they?re not feeling well? Knowing your day care center's sick policy can help you decide. Your toddler wakes up more tired than usual, with a runny nose and glazed eyes. You take his temperature; it’s 100. You have an... more

10 Day Care Safety Issues

Ensure your child's well-being by giving your day care a safety check-up As much as you'd love to be with your kids around the clock, it's not always feasible. And if you must leave your child in someone else's care, you want to make sure they're safe... more

16 Tips for the First Day of Day Care

Experts offer advice for surviving the first day of day care. Once you find a day care center or family child care center, the real fun can begin! The first day of day care marks a significant transition for your family. To help both you and your child navigate this... more

Family Child Care vs. Day Care Centers: What's the Difference?

Should you take your kids to a traditional day care, or is an at-home family child care more your style? Parents have a lot of factors to consider when deciding the best type of child care for their family. Many families ultimately come down to the decision between commercial child... more