Childcare

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.

You Won't Believe How Much the Average U.S. Parent Is Paying for a Babysitter

UrbanSitter's new 2017 survey reveals some interesting stats about how much parents across the country are paying for in-home child care.

8 Tips for Choosing Child Care

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

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.

School Anxiety

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

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.

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.

7 Hints for Easing Kids Through Childcare Changes

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

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.

How to Find Child Care for Special-Needs Kids

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

This Bachelor Parody Is the Babysitter Reality Show We Didn't Know We Needed

If you feel like finding the perfect babysitter rivals the most dramatic dating show ever, you're not alone.

Moms Confess: I Love My Babysitter Except When She...

The What's Up Moms love their babysitters, except when... they don't. Do you recognize any of these annoying babysitter behaviors?

The 6 Myths of Early Childhood Education

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

Child Care: Should You Hire a Family Member?

More grandparents than ever before are caregivers for their grandchildren. Before "Nana" becomes "Nanny," watch our video for some pointers.

Day Care's Note to Parents to 'Get off Your Phones!!' Goes Viral

This day care center wants parents to show their children how important they are by stowing away their phones at pickup time.

Setting Social Media Boundaries With Babysitters: What Parents Need to Know

Leaving a list of emergency contacts for your kid's babysitter isn't enough these days. Now, protecting your kids includes setting boundaries for your sitter's social media use on the job.

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.

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.

Tips for Choosing a Good Nanny

Finding the right nanny for your family can be a long and complicated process. Learn how to navigate your search.

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.

Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Nanny

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

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