Day care


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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 2019

According to a new survey, 70% of families are paying rates the government defines as unaffordable, and nearly half of families spend 15% or more of their household income on care. Learn how you can save money. The rising cost of after-school sitters, day care, nannies and other child... more

What is in-home day care and how much will it cost me?

In-home day care — or family day care, as it is also commonly known — is child care service in a caregiver’s home rather than in a commercial day care center. In-home day care services can range from informal arrangements, like the retired neighbor who watches a handful of local... more

13 tips for the first day of day care

Starting day care is a major transition in any child’s life. For some, it’s the first time they’ve ever been away from their parents for a significant amount of time and the first time they’ve ever interacted with such a large group of other children. For others, it may not... more

In-home day care vs. a day care center: What's the difference?

You have a lot of factors to consider when deciding on the best type of child care for your family. Many parents ultimately come down to a decision between a commercial day care center and an in-home day care, which is often called family child care. Of course, there are... more

10 day care safety issues

As much as you'd love to be with your kids around the clock, it's not always feasible. So when you must leave your child in someone else's care, you want to make sure they're safe. Whether you choose a day care facility or an in-home day care... 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