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day care center

Pediatrics A facility in which infants and pre-school children are supervised, and their needs attended to while their parents work; because of the childrens' proximity to each other, miniepidemics of GI and RTIs are common in DCCs. See Quality time.

day care center

A place for the care of preschool children when their parents are for any reason unable to care for them. Initially, such facilities were open during normal working hours, but many now offer early drop-off and late pickup.
See also: center
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Over the next 10 days, seven other children were excluded from the day care center because they exhibited diarrhea.
Joseph DeNucci found lower compliance figures when they looked at the issue this year - 59 percent of day care centers and 24 percent of public and private schools without plans on file - but Mr.
A cult Day Care Centers have become increasingly popular components of contemporary nursing homes.
We've been talking for two decades about a day care center for Lancaster," said then-chairman David M.
The feed includes a package, bites and b-roll including footage of parents hammering nails and fixing windows and making other changes that will make their child's day care center better prepared as well as several interviews including bites with parents and the Vice President of the American Red Cross Disaster Service.
The nursing home generated awareness among adult day care participant families who were a very appropriate audience and the day care center gained private pay clients from the nursing home.
In nursery schools and day care centers, children do best in small (less than 18-member) groups of same-age or older children.
Since 1967, Chapel Hill Day Care Center, a non-profit, has filled a need in the community for full-day childcare.
Smoot, who has cared for foster children for 20 years and runs A Child's Place day care center in Lancaster, was arrested late Tuesday, several hours after the brothers died, officials said.
The new name reflects the singular focus of the Company: acquiring, developing, operating and the franchising of its Oxford Academy day care centers through its subsidiary, Oxford Early Learning Centers, Inc.
In making the award, the Council wrote the following: "A group of nonprofit organizations successfully integrating a community health care center, a child day care center, commercial and retail space, with affordable senior apartments in a project which responds to a variety of complex challenges in a densely-populated urban setting.
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