Childcare

Today, you have lots of different childcare options. Here you'll learn about childcare basics, and find information about daycare, babysitters, and nannies.

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A Parent’s Guide to Getting Child Care Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thanks to the financial burden of COVID-19, many families are struggling to afford child care right now. Here’s what parents need to know about the state and federal programs that might be able to help.

5 Creative Ways Parents Are Finding Child Care During the Pandemic

From child care collectives to nanny shares, here are several novel ways parents are making child care work for them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Parents Agree: The Government Needs to Help With Child Care Post-COVID-19

Americans say it's time for the government to step up when it comes to helping with ever-increasing child care costs in the wake of COVID-19, according to a new survey.

The Most—and Least—Affordable States for Child Care in 2020

Depending on where you live, hiring a nanny or sending your kid to a child care center can really cost you. Here's how it breaks down in the U.S., in the most expensive states to the least.

It's Time to Leave Your Daycare Fears Behind

With stories of child care tragedies going viral, it's easy for parents to worry at daycare drop-off. Experts offer ways to work through the fears and find a daycare center that's right for you.

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How to Build a Successful Babysitting Cooperative

Free babysitting?! It's possible in a cooperative. Here, the biggest challenges and advantages to setting up one in your community.