day care

Mother's Heartbreaking Day Care Story Raises Questions About US Parental Leave

Amber Scorah and her son Karl in bedThe New York Times via Lee Towndrow
Fair warning: This weekend's "Motherlode" post from The New York Times is one you're probably not going to want to read, but it's one that you should. Amber Scorah details how on her very first day back to work, her 3-month-old son, Karl, died at day care. It's a painful read, but poses an... Read more

On The Fence About Day Care? New Study Reassures Working Moms

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Maternity leave is coming to an end. It's time to think about what's next for baby: Are you staying home? Hiring a nanny? Or leaving him to fend for himself in the scary world of (gasp) daycare? A new study from the Association for Psychological Science is aiming to quell parental concerns about any... Read more

New Jersey Day Care Under Fire For Encouraging A Toddler Fight Club

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In between supervising play time and lunchtime, two day care staffers let their own imaginations get a little out of hand. Erica Kenny and Chanese White, now former employees of the Lightbridge Academy day care facility in Cranford, NJ, have been charged with child abuse for allegedly encouraging kids to get physical. The teacher and... Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby’s Caregiver

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It's the holidays! Which means (for me) lots of cookies, time away from work, visiting family and some big meals. It also means making a holiday gift shopping list for the friends and family and neighbors in my life. This year, though, there's someone special that I want to be sure to thank: my son's... Read more

When Your Family Is Your Day Care

Every family has to tackle the "Who will take care of baby" question. In the case of a stay-at-home parent, it's the parent. In the case of two working parents, it gets more complicated as there are lots of options: Parents working opposite schedules, so a parent is always available Using a day care center... Read more

Average Child Care Costs In Each State — Where’s Yours On This List?

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Looks like college isn’t the only thing parents should save for. Child Care Aware of America (CCAA) recently reported that the cost of child care has increased to the point where some families simply can’t afford it. CCAA reported the cost of child care for infants, four-year-olds and school-age children, and found some unsettling... Read more

Should Parents Be Anti-Daycare?

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Over at our sister site The Blush, blogger Katie Hellmuth-Martin wrote an interesting post about how she never thought she'd send her daughter to day care, but gradually got over her fear and found that she loves having her daughter to what she calls "baby school." Check out her take here. What do... Read more