popular topics in childcare

  • Health and Safety Printables
    Childcare Provider Evaluation Checklist
    This checklist will help you ask the right questions when interviewing a potential childcare provider. ...
  • Health and Safety Printables
    In-Home Childcare Interview Checklist
    This checklist will help you ask the right questions when interviewing a potential in-home childcare provider. ...
  • Preparing for the Transition to Childcare
    Adjusting to Daycare
    Helping Your Child Adjust to Childcare
    Depending upon your family situation, your child may have no trouble at all getting used to a new childcare situation. On the other hand—particularly if he or she is a certain age and has been home with you as the primary caregiver for the past...
  • General Safety Printables
    The Babysitter Bulletin
    Keep the babysitter fully informed. Record all emergency information and pertinent data on this printable page, and keep it handy. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    Child Care Outside the Home
    Child Care Outside the Home A full-time nanny or part-time sitter may not suit your particular needs or situation. You may not be able to afford in-home care. Or you may be unable to find anyone who meets your standards for in-home care. If, for...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    In-Home Childcare
    In-Home Childcare No matter how much you decide to work, you'll almost definitely be in the market for childcare. Once upon a time, grandparents, aunts, or cousins handled childcare for working parents. But fewer and fewer new parents today live...
  • Mother dropping her child off at daycare
    Abusive Childcare
    5 Warning Signs Your Child's Daycare Is Not Right for You
    You may think you've found the best daycare for your child, but are you sure? It's important to know what to look for in a quality daycare center, as well as signs that may indicate a potential problem. After all, if you can't be with your child ...
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  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    Protecting Your Child from Abuse in Daycare
    Protecting Your Child from Abuse in Daycare Watch Out! Never put your child in a day care facility or home that does not have an open-door policy for parents. You should not have to call first, and no areas that children have access to should be...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Questions for Daycare Providers
    Finding a Safe Day Care Center
    Finding a Safe Day Care Center Many parents assume that, because states license day care centers, these facilities are safe and don't need parental scrutiny. Wrong! Requirements vary from state to state. Some state codes are more stringent than ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    Your Family's Need for Childcare
    Your Family's Need for Childcare Recent United States Census reports show that more than 8 million children under the age of five spend some part of their day in the care of someone other than their parents. Many of these parents had to make toug...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Changing Childcare Providers
    Terminating the Childcare Relationship
    Terminating the Childcare RelationshipAny number of circumstances may cause a family to decide to end its relationship with the childcare provider. The decision may not be because of a problem with the relationship. The family may decide to reloc...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Relatives As Childcare Providers
    Using Relatives as Childcare Givers
    Using Relatives as Childcare GiversEven as recent as a couple of decades ago, members of extended families were likely to live in fairly close proximity to one another, making it easy to share the burden of caring for each other's children when n...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Changing Childcare Providers
    Terminating the Childcare Relationship
    Terminating the Childcare RelationshipAny number of circumstances may cause a family to decide to end its relationship with the childcare provider. The decision may not be because of a problem with the relationship. The family may decide to reloc...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Provider-Parent Relationship
    Resolving Problems with the Caregiver
    Resolving Problems with the CaregiverIf you do decide to secretly record, you need to check the laws of your state regarding the extent to which taping is legal. As a general rule, videotaping by hidden camera, without audio, is allowed in all st...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    Protecting Your Child from Abuse in Daycare
    Protecting Your Child from Abuse in Daycare Watch Out! Never put your child in a day care facility or home that does not have an open-door policy for parents. You should not have to call first, and no areas that children have access to should be...
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Childcare Issues
    Monitoring the Childcare Situation
    Monitoring the Childcare SituationWhether or not your child seems comfortable with your childcare arrangement, it is necessary to keep tabs on the situation to ensure that it continues to be satisfactory. If your child is old enough to express hi...