Studies Reveal the Pros and Cons of Daycare

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Does Your Choice of Child Care Effect Your Child’s Development?   Nearly 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care each week, which isn’t surprising since nearly 70 percent of mothers with children age 17 or younger work full or part-time. Almost 30 percent of these kids are enrolled in […]

Transitioning Your Baby to a Caregiver

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Contributed by Lori Mihalich-Levin of Mindful Return Whether you’ve been home on maternity leave for a few weeks or a few months, transitioning your baby to a new caregiver—babysitter, nanny or daycare—can be daunting and fraught with lots of emotions. Will the caregiver recognize my baby’s cries? If I’m leaving my child for 2 hours, […]

Choosing Between a Nanny, Daycare, or Au Pair

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If you are navigating the murky waters of full-time childcare, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and bogged down. There are innumerable choices out there, and of course the decision is weighted by the very high stakes. It’s your child, after all — not a puppy. Plus, you can’t neglect such considerations as your personal feelings, […]

Welcome to the Childcare Resource Center

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The UrbanSitter Childcare Resource Center is full of valuable information for parents, babysitters, and nannies. We’ll answer your most pressing child care questions like, “How much should I pay my babysitter?”, “What kinds of activities are appropriate for babysitting toddlers?”, and “Where to find a babysitter?” Parent Resources Childcare planning: Budgeting for a Babysitter or […]