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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Why Are So Many Moms Solely Responsible for Child Care Costs?
If you're a mom in a relationship with your baby's father—say married, partnered, living together, etc.—I want to ask: Why is it only up to you to take care of the kids?
6 Strategies Real Parents Use to Manage the Cost of Child Care
The skyrocketing costs of child care put a strain on nearly every family's budget. But these tips from real working parents can help you navigate this financial burden.
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?
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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.
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.