Based on attachment research, continuity of care is a highly recommended practice in which children (especially infants and toddlers) remain together with their team of caregivers for long periods of time.
Child Care is a generic term describing the care or supervision of another’s child, especially while the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is/are working or attending
Licensed child care refers to a child care program that participates in a licensing process through a regulatory entity such as a state Department of Education or Department of Child Welfare. While licensing is mandatory for child care programs in many areas, it is a voluntary process in others. In sum jurisdictions, only child care settings that serve a certain minimum number of children must become licensed.