Finding the right childcare is a big deal, and it's no wonder -- is there anything more important than your child? Here you'll learn about the various types of child care, get advice on which is right for your situation, and find information to help you find the right person to take care of your toddler or preschooler.

What to Expect From the New Rules for Daycare Food

Healthier changes are on their way--but do the new daycare food rules go far enough?

8 Tips for Choosing Child Care

How to size up a child-care situation and pick the best one.

Child Care: How to Find Quality Child Care

Need to go back to work after maternity leave? Here's how to find the best child care for your baby or toddler.

Get Ready for Day Care

Is your 1-year-old ready to leave home? Here's how to find the right place at the right time.

Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Day Care Center

Ready to choose a day care center? Watch for tips to help you choose the best one.

The Child-Care Crisis

We all want to leave our kids in capable hands when we go to work, but finding--and affording--good care is a burden that families shouldn't have to shoulder alone.

This Model Mom Spends EVERY Weekend Kid-Free: Greedy or Genius?

The Internet weighs in on Rachael Finch's parenting approach.

What Are the Different Types of Child Care?

Find out all of the care options for your child, plus the pros and cons of each type.

Interview Questions for Day Care

When meeting with day care directors or caregivers, don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable. It's a good idea to have a written list with you so that you don't forget a key query.

7 Hints for Easing Kids Through Childcare Changes

What parents can do to smooth the transition between caregivers for their toddlers.

How to Find Child Care for Special-Needs Kids

Advice on how to make sure your special-needs child has the right care experience.

School Anxiety

Learn why so many children are nervous about going to school -- and what you can do to help.

Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Nanny

Ready to choose a nanny? Learn how to select the perfect babysitter for your child.

Should You Hire a Family Member for Child Care?

If a relative offers to help out with childcare, here are some things to consider before deciding what to do.

The 6 Myths of Early Childhood Education

Preschool and other early childhood education programs -- here, we factcheck the biggest misconceptions about them.

How to Solve Common Child-Care Issues

Not sure how to approach your child care provider with a potential problem? These pointers will help you fix any issue with ease.

Babysitter Blues: How to Fix Bad Sitter Behavior

Does your babysitter show up late? Spoil your kids? Snoop around? How should you respond to a babysitter's bad behavior? It depends on the severity of the offense -- and whether you plan to use her in the future. Our guide will help you set her straight -- or decide whether to cut her loose.

The Rising Costs of Child Care: What You Need to Know

Whether you're a parent-to-be or a parent heading back into the workforce, it's important to know just how much child care costs today.

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