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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We Hired My Mom as Nanny to Cut Costs and It Didn't Turn Out as Expected

After weighing our childcare options, we decided to hire my mom as nanny for our three young kids. The outcome certainly saved us money, but it came with an unpleasant emotional cost.

Here is the Average Hourly Rate For a Babysitter in Every State

Getting a sitter can give you a night away from the kids or a precious few hours to yourself—here's how much you can expect to pay a babysitter in your state.

6 Job Perks Parents Should Ask About

Whether you're in the office or working from home, here are the top perks to ask your company about (or look for in a new one) so you can get a little more work-life balance and a lot more peace of mind.

The COVID Vaccine Rollout Plan: We Need to Get All Child Care Workers Vaccinated Now

With a push to prioritize vaccinating teachers and reopen schools, getting shots in the arms of child care workers is just as important to get back to normal as soon as possible—and to keep families safe.

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.
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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.

I Sent My Daughter to Daycare Instead of a Nanny & I Couldn't Be Happier

Everyone warned me it would be so difficult, but sending my baby to daycare was one of my best parenting decisions.