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day care

Etymology: OE, daeg + cearu
a specialized program or facility that provides care for preschool children, usually within a group framework, either as a substitute for or an extension of home care, particularly for single parents or for two parents both employed outside the home. Day-care groups vary in size and function and range from casual neighborhood parent-supervised play groups to formal nursery schools or organized centers run by trained personnel. Most day-care programs incorporate a daily schedule of quiet play, outdoor activities, group games and projects, creative or educational play, and snack and rest periods.

day care

The supervision of dependents during working hours. The goals of day care are to provide adequate, affordable care for young children or dependent adults, esp. while the primary caregivers are at work.
See also: care
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The bill, coauthored by more than 30 representatives, mandates the creation of plantilla positions in all day- care centers nationwide, which would grant day-care workers with security of tenure and other rights and benefits provided under civil-service rules
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162 allows a corporate taxpayer to deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses of its business, the mere fact that B might not have been able to work for the S corporations unless day care was provided to her children does not necessarily mean that the payment of A and B's day-care expenses is an ordinary and necessary expense of the S corporations.
She did not answer reporters' questions whether any new money for day care would be given back to the public day-care centres or channelled into private day care.
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