Care options - Daycare
If my babysitter is picking my daughter from day care, should I include gas money in her pay?
Prior to full-time parenting, I had a vision of life as a stay-at-home mom: I’d effortlessly balance housework and child rearing, ticking off chores while engaging my child in one educational activity after another, spending my free time reading books on parenting while canning homemade jam. Oh, and somehow in... more
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
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
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
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
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