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What Every Family Needs to Know About Ivanka Trump’s Child Care Plan

Breaking down the tax policy jargon to understand Ivanka Trump’s child care plan.   We’re just a few months into the Trump era, but already, first daughter Ivanka Trump has a signature issue: She has repeatedly declared her support for making child care more affordable. During her father’s presidential run... more

Backup Care: 6 Options for When Your Plans Fall Through

Take the anxiety out of planning and avoid last-minute scrambling with these solutions for backup child care. Reliable child care is important to every parent. It puts your mind at ease and enables you to focus at work, knowing your children are being cared for in a safe space. When... more

8 ways to find child care on vacation

Family vacations are great for bonding with loved ones as you get away from your normal routines. But a family vacation can sometimes feel like no vacation at all for parents chasing after kids. Parents need time to themselves, and not just for romance, but to relax, reconnect and revisit... more

11 creative child care solutions for school breaks and closings

For some families, spring break and other school holidays is the perfect opportunity to break up the everyday hustle and bustle with a much-needed vacation. But for many others, it’s time to scramble for child care. Whether the issue is cost or an inability to take off of work, the... more

7 Questions You Should Ask Before Relocating for Work

Moving, for anyone, can be a challenge. Add the prospect of relocating to a new area for a job, and you’re upping the ante on the stress levels for you and your family. But, by asking your employer the right questions, you can set yourself up for a smoother transition... more


Building the Care Economy

Watch Care.com Founder, Chairwoman and CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo discuss the company's role -- from developing products to driving public policy -- in creating a care infrastructure that sustains us all.  As Millennials enter parenthood and Boomers age into retirement, our care needs are greater than ever and growing bigger... more

How Sick Is Too Sick for Day Care?

Know when it's okay to send your kids to day care and when to keep them home. Your spouse is out of town, your office is short-staffed and your toddler woke up with a sore throat and runny nose -- uh oh! Many households today rely on two working parents... more

Democrats Introduce Plan to Address Cost of Child Care

The Child Care for Working Families Act, a new proposal backed by 27 Senate Democrats, is an ambitious plan to address the quality, availability and cost of child care for American families. A year after a presidential election in which child care policy took center stage, Democrats have introduced a... more