Affordable childcare is at once one of the most tantalizing promises of contemporary American life, and the most broken. Our modern economy cannot function without a system for the nurturing of our youngest citizens—as of 2017 there were nearly 15 million children under 6 in this country with all available parents in the workforce.
They're really trying to weigh the balance between safety of themselves, of the children, of the people who come to work with them against their own financial needs.
While there are torrents of reliable information on the price of education, healthcare and other essential costs of raising a child, the expected bill for childcare is much hazier.
We must bail out the industry that allows millions of parents to work.
Even as they weigh the risks of reopening, the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to put many child care centers out of business.
We asked parents all around the country to record how one weekday unfolded for them, hour by hour.
Child care has always been a fraught topic of conversation, especially within the context of big business. Not everyone has access to basic information, satisfactory care and a network of doctors who can guide them through their first years of child rearing. But two women in Los Angeles have taken matters into their own hands to change that.
Quality matters quite a lot—especially for boys.
High-quality child care is a win-win, helping to raise earnings now and increase productivity over the long term while enriching the lives of children.
We know it isn’t cheap or easy to keep your programs running. But we appreciate everything you do, every single day. We know you care. We really, really do.
So here are 6 things I wish I could have said as a daycare teacher...
The term day care prioritizes the “day” over the “care” — and days don’t need any care. They just roll along on their own. We know children do not roll along successfully on their own. We know the good outcomes that can occur when they receive good care.
As many American parents know, hiring care for young children during the workday is punishingly expensive, costing the typical family about a third of its income.
Helping parents pay for that care would be expensive for society, too. Yet recent studies show that of any policy aimed to help struggling families, aid for high-quality care has the biggest economic payoff for parents and their children — and even their grandchildren.
This site is designed to help new and experienced child care providers. It helps answer the question “How do I start a daycare?” It also guides new caregivers through the first year of growing pains, and supports the experienced caregiver with fresh ideas and inspiration.
While a child’s gender may affect how they respond to a program, many behavioral issues could be the result what happens at home. It remains critical that parents play an active and positive role in their child’s life, regardless of whether they have access to universal care—or whether they have a son or a daughter.
Child-care centers can be expensive and complex to run. But companies say they pay off in employee morale and retention.
The average cost of enrolling a child age 4 or younger full-time at a child care center in America is $9,589 a year, which is higher than the average cost of in-state college tuition.
An investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children.
The culture of motherhood, post-recession, had altered considerably, too. The women of the opt-out revolution left the work force at a time when the prevailing ideas about motherhood idealized full-time, round-the-clock, child-centered devotion.
Forget whether “opting-out” is good or bad for parents. How does it impact kids?
There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. During the first half of the past century, we even provided practical features for scientifically-minded housewives. But children and babies? Not so much.
I retired from daycare almost a year ago and think about those years often when I meet new moms who are putting their child in daycare for the first time. I always like to offer advice from the perspective of the daycare provider and share things with them that I wish had been shared with my parents when they first started in my daycare.
So here is a list of the things your daycare provider wishes they could tell you...
There are many weaknesses to child care in the US. Until children are school-aged, many parents are left to scramble for a way to work without neglecting their children. And many of those families end up paying high prices...often without getting high quality in return.
I frequently see articles that offer “truths about home daycare” (and childcare in general) pop up across social media. The thing I notice most about all these articles is that they almost always offer a completely negative view on childcare and daycare providers. They tell parents that their child is not safe, is not eating healthy, is watching TV all day, and many other negative things.
“We know from the research that a good daycare is very positive for your baby’s growing independence, learning and socialization,” Wittenberg says. But to make that leap, we’ve rounded up a few tips to smooth the transition to daycare for both parent and child.
Care is a global need without geographic or demographic boundaries. At some point, every person and every family will have care needs, be it for children, seniors, pets or even homes. Our
Child Care Aware® is the nation’s most respected hub of child care information for parents and child care providers. Our program helps families and providers locate child care resources in their communities across the United States.
This site is geared to anyone working in the child care industry including childcare providers, preschool teachers and nannies.
Our mission is to promote the success of licensed providers in quality early care and education, including the provision of professional development, advocacy and community engagement.
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services and other work/life solutions.
Daycare.com was founded in 1997 by Sheri and Michael Castello. The concept for a daycare site was driven by Sheri's frustration when she embarked on her own search for suitable daycare for her and Michael's son, Jonathan.
The mission of Daycare.com LLC is threefold: First, we wish to provide parents with an easy to use daycare finding resource. Second, to provide daycare operators with an efficient and effective means of announcing their services. And finally, we wish to provide both communities with value-added information related to child care services and products.
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At Child Care Marketing Solutions you will receive training and coaching from our professional, highly educated and experienced staff. We put our diverse skill-set to work in helping you to succeed and grow your business.
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I’m Tom Copeland and I’m here to assist family child care providers become more successful in their business. Family child care is a unique home-based business where children are cared for in the home of the provider.