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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Post-Quarantine Parents Are Keeping Kids Out of Daycare for Financial Reasons—But is It Working?
Daycares have reopened, but almost none of my friends have sent their kids back. For many, it's a financial choice; the pandemic's effects on parents' income and careers have been devastating.
How Shelling Out for Daycare Costs Helps You, Your Kids, and the Economy
Though it's a major expense for most families, consistent child care for children of working parents provides economic, educational, and personal value. Here's why it's a good bang for the buck—not just for families, but for us all.
Find Nannies, Sitters, and Daycares in Your Area Using This Safe and Easy Service
Care.com takes the stress out of finding the best care option for your children. Here's everything you need to know about the service, including pricing and safety measures.
Child Care Costs Are Why I'm Not Having More Kids
The rise of "one and done," only-child families in the United States is largely due to skyrocketing child care costs. At this rate, can working parents even afford to...work?
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.
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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.

How to Find Child Care Near You: 6 Resources That Make Parents' Lives Easier

These child care apps and sites are dedicated to reducing stress for parents all over the country.