CHILDCARE
CHILD CARE




CHILD CARE

TYPES OF CHILD CARE

IN-HOME CARE

FAMILY CHILD CARE

COMMERCIAL CARE CENTERS

PRE-SCHOOL

EFFECTS ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CHILD CARE RESOURCES

CHILD CARE LINKS





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CHILD CARE
CHILDCARE




Childcare, child care, or babycare is the act of caring for and
supervising children usually from 0–8 years of age. (In the UK
and Australia, day care is referred to as "childcare".) In the
United States child care is increasingly referred to as early
childhood education due to the understanding of the impact of
early experiences of the developing child.

Child care is a broad topic covering a wide spectrum of contexts,
activities, social and cultural conventions, and institutions.




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TYPES
OF
CHILD CARE




It is traditional in western society for children to be taken care of
by parents or legal guardians. In families where children live with
one or both of their parents, the childcare role may also be taken on
by the extended family. In the absence of one or both parents and the
extended family willing to care for the children, orphanages are a way
of providing for children's care, housing, and schooling.

The three main types of child care options for most American working
families include:



in-home care,

family child care,

child care centers.



Many American working families are two-job households, and this
means that childcare is often delegated to childminders or crèches
on a full-time or part-time basis.




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IN-HOME
CARE




In-home care typically is provided by nannies, au-pairs, or friends
and family. The child is watched inside their or the child carer's
home, reducing exposure to outside children and illnesses. Depending
on the number of children in the home, the children utilizing in-home
care enjoy the greatest amount of interaction with their caregiver,
forming a close bond. There are no required licensing or background
checks for in-home care, making parental vigilance essential in
choosing an appropriate caregiver.




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FAMILY
CHILD
CARE




Family child care is provided from a care giver's personal home,
making the atmosphere most similar to a child's home. State
licensing requirements vary, so the parent should conduct careful
interviews and home inspections, as well as complete a background
check on the caregiver's license. Any complaints against the
caregiver will be documented and available for public record.

Family care is generally the most affordable childcare option, and
offers flexibility in hours available for care. In addition, family
care generally has a small ratio of children in care, allowing for
more interaction between child and provider than would be had at a
commercial care center.




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COMMERICAL
CARE
CENTERS




Commercial care centers are open for set hours, and provide a
standardized and regulated system of care for children. Parents
may choose from a commercial care center close to their work,
and some companies offer care at their facilities.

Active children may thrive in the educational activities provided
by a quality commercial care center, but according to the National
Center for Early Development and Learning, children from low quality
centers may be significantly less advanced in terms of vocabulary
and reading skills.




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PRE-SCHOOL




Pre-school is often the term used to refer to child care centers
that care primarily for 3 and 4 year old children. Preschool can
be based in a center, family child care home or a public school.

Head Start is a federally funded program for low income children
ages 3 and 4 and their families. Similarly Early Head Start serves
low income children birth to 3 years of age.




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EFFECTS
ON
CHILD
FEVELOPMENT




For many, the use of paid childcare is a matter of choice with
arguments on both sides about whether this is beneficial or
harmful to children.

The first few years of a child's life are important to form a
basis for good education, morality, self-discipline and social
integration. Consistency of approach, skills and qualifications
of careers have been shown in many studies to improve the chances
of a child reaching his or her full potential. However, the
choice of childcare can be extremely difficult, even traumatic
for parents.



Childcare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childcare



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CHILDCARE
CHILD CARE
RESOURCES




Day care
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_care

Nanny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanny

Au pair
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au_pair

Babysitting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babysitting

Preschool
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preschool

Head Start
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Start

Nursery school
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nursery_school

Kindergarten
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindergarten

Food a fact of life
http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/index.aspx

Forest kindergarten
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_kindergarten

Playwork
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playwork

Child development
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_development

Forgotten baby syndrome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgotten_baby_syndrome

Child (hieroglyph)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_(hieroglyph)

Childhood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood

Advertising to children
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertising_to_children

Age of consent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent

Child development
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_development

Children Youth and Environments Journal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_Youth_and_Environments_Journal

Defense of infancy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_infancy

List of youth topics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youth_topics

Youth rights
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth_rights

List of terms of endearment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terms_of_endearment



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CHILDCARE
CHILD CARE
LINKS




2 care 4 kids.com
http://www.angelfire.com/mn/kellyshouse/

Academic Accommodation Resources
http://www.washington.edu/doit/academic-accommodations-students-learning-disabilities

Baby-Proofing Your Home
http://www.improvenet.com/a/baby-proofing-your-home

Babysitter Exchange
http://www.babysitterexchange.com

Canadian Sitter
http://www.canadiansitter.ca

Care For Kids
http://www.careforkids.com.au/search/default.asp

Child Care Aware
http://www.childcareaware.org/

Child Care Choices
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/daycare/index.shtml

Child Care Directory
http://www.childcare-directory.com/

Child Care, Inc.
http://www.childcareinc.org

Childcare-Inet
http://www.dashinet.com/childcare/

Child Care Pages Webring
http://www.123child.com/ccring/

Child Care Quality
http://www.ericdigests.org/2001-3/care.htm

The Childcare Solution
http://www.thechildcaresolution.com

Child Care Source
http://www.childcaresource.org

Child Safety and Concerns
http://miamishield.com



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Childtime Learning Centers
http://www.childtime.com

Community Child Care Association Inc
http://www.cccinc.org.au/

Corporate Kids Events, Inc
http://www.corporatekidsevents.com/

Create A Thriving Home for Disabled Children
http://householdquotes.co.uk/home-for-disabled-children/

Creme de la Creme
http://www.cremedelacreme.com/

Early Years Foundation Stage
http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/search/earlyyears/results/nav:46528

EFMP + Special Needs
http://www.militaryfamily.org/info-resources/efmp-special-needs.html

Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/estate-planning-for-parents-of-children-with-autism

Fire Safety Prevention & Preparedness for Kids
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Fire-Prevention-Preparedness-and-Recovery.17335.html#kids

For Kid's Sake
http://forkidssakecc.com

From Car Seats to Car Keys: Keeping Kids Safe
http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm

Guide to Child Care
http://guidetochildcare.org

A Guide for First-Time Parents
http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_center/newborn_care/guide_parents.html

Head Start
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/about

Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids
http://www.homecity.com/creating-a-home-where-your-child-can-thrive-with-a-disability

Information and Child Care resources
http://www.niched.org/resources.html

Montessori Unlimited
http://www.montessori.com

Moving with Special Needs Kids
http://www.yourstoragefinder.com/moving-with-special-needs-kids

National Association of Child Care Professional
http://www.naccp.org/

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
http://www.naccrra.net/

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
http://www.nafcc.org/

National Childminding Association
http://www.ncma.org.uk

National Network for Child Care
http://www.nncc.org/homepage.html

NIPPA The Early Years Organisation
http://www.nippa.org

OFSTED
http://www.OFSTED.gov.uk

Providers First
http://www.providersfirst.com/

Redleaf National Institute
http://www.redleafinstitute.org/

Reduce the ‘Noise’
http://https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/sensory-overload-while-shopping.html

Research on Topics in Child Care & Early Education
http://www.researchconnections.org

Safe Kids Worldwide
http://www.safekids.org/safetytips

Sesame Street and Autism
http://autism.sesamestreet.org/

Soho Center
http://www.child2000.org/

The UK's specialist awarding body for Childcare qualifications
http://www.cache.org.uk

The Ultimate Guide to Recreational Swimming Safety
http://www.poolcenter.com/swimming-safety-information

Universal Preschool.com
http://www.universalpreschool.com/



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Difference Between
http://www.differencebetween.info/




Education.com
http://www.education.com/




Academic Educational Encyclopedia
Free Online educational encyclopedia
http://academickids.com/




Nick Jr.
http://www.nickjr.com/




Highlights Kids.com
http://www.highlightskids.com/




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