26Apr
2017
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What Do Working Families Need Even More Than Paid Leave?

If you’re a parent, here’s something you already know: Child care is extremely expensive. On Thursday, the New York Times reported on research demonstrating just how badly Americans need this to change. The report explains several relevant studies, the first of which followed a program for low-income families in North Carolina. Researchers found that children […]

26Apr
2017
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The 7 Kinds of Childcare Every Lucky Mom Has in Her Life

It takes a village to raise a child . . . seriously. No parent can do it totally alone, a fact we all quickly learn, and the more trusted helpers we have for our little ones, the happier, less anxiety-ridden we tend to be as their main caretakers I can’t tell you how many times […]

26Apr
2017
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The 3 skills childcare workers need more than a college degree

Caring for young children is hard work, but it’s not rocket science. Unfortunately, no one has told that to the folks running the public preschool programs in Washington, DC. The District bureaucrats just mandated that by 2020 lead teachers must earn an associate degree, child-care center directors must get a bachelor’s degree and home-care providers […]

26Apr
2017
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One huge thing to know before having a kid

Some expecting parents may forget to prepare for what will likely be their biggest expense when the baby arrives: child care. When asked how much they think it costs to raise a baby, 54 percent of people planning to have children in the next three years said they expect to spend less than $5,000 a […]

26Apr
2017
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6 Tips For Getting Your Little Learner Ready For Kindergarten

It’s not too early to begin preparing your child for elementary school. As the end of a school year approaches and a new one looms on the horizon, parents and caregivers with preschoolers are attending kindergarten orientations and planning for their kids’ first elementary school experience. It’s an exciting time in a family’s life, but […]

26Apr
2017
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14 signs you are a millennial parent

You’ve already introduced your child to your favorite fandom. Okay, so maybe introduced is the wrong word, but how can you go wrong with a Harry Potter-themed nursery? And Khaleesi is a beautiful name. And of course, they need a Sonic screwdriver…and let’s not forget they need to choose their starter Pokémon early. You’ve got […]