Child Care

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Child Care is a generic term describing the care or supervision of another’s child1, especially while the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is/are working2 or attending school.

Child Care may take place in a variety of locations and formats, the arrangements may be formal or informal, and the care settings may or may not be regulated. 3 In addition, Child Care arrangements may or may not include a formal educational component.

Learn about the history of child care in the United States here. You can also check out child care regulations for the United States, Australia, and Canada here.

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