• 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 ...
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    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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  • 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
    Choosing a Daycare
    Family Day Care
    Family Day CareThose who choose family day care for their children are most likely to cite the homey atmosphere of the family day care setting as their main reason for doing so. With few others being supervised by the childcare provider, children...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    Evaluating Out-of-Home Childcare
    Evaluating Out-of-Home ChildcareIn both day care centers and family day care, two processes serve to ensure quality in childcare-licensing and accreditation. Licensing is the means by which childcare providers are monitored by each state. All sta...
  • 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...
  • 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.
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    Day Care Centers and Preschools
    Day Care Centers and Preschools Day care centers, as well as preschools, typically are institutional settings similar to elementary schools. Often, children are grouped in classroom-type arrangements according to age, with one or more teachers or...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    In-Home Care vs. Commercial Daycare Centers
    In-home care and commercial daycare centers are quite different in many aspects. ...
  • Kids
    Childhood Illnesses
    My Children Got Sick at Day Care
    What actions should you take when your children get sick at day care? ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Choosing a Daycare
    Family Day Care
    Family Day CareThose who choose family day care for their children are most likely to cite the homey atmosphere of the family day care setting as their main reason for doing so. With few others being supervised by the childcare provider, children...