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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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Total quantity or scope: Maintenance and basic cleaning services for 21 daycare centers in 21 buildings.
She said that in view of the constructive role of women, daycare centers were being set up by Provincial Women Development Department in different government and private educational institutions and offices.
The mother's suspicions that something was amiss at her son's daycare center began when he started coming home with mysterious injuries.
She said that 16 daycare centers have so far been inaugurated.
The Women development departmnet is receiving many requests for daycare centres and more will be set up in a phased manner, she said adding that the grant for a total of sixty had already been released by the Punjab government.
In 2009 LBP|Sight performed a research in 60 Dutch daycare centers and 20 host families [Versteeg 2009].
Reports say the jobless man bought an ax and was wandering when he saw the daycare center.
Gatineau Police Chief Mario Haren said in the afternoon that when police arrived, they found a gunman dead in one home, with his shotgun beside him; another man, a janitor at the daycare, was also found dead in another home.
Services for dogs include a crate-free daycare with daily programs of activities and opportunity for exercise and socialization.
We found no evidence for a protective or harmful effect of daycare on the development of asthma symptoms, allergic sensitization, or airway hyper-responsiveness at the age of eight years," said lead researcher Dr Johan C de Jongste, of Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
The Lewis's will add a Web camera to the daycare so clients can view their pets online.
73-348 that a taxpayer could deduct the daycare expenses related to the children of its employees, the ruling notes that the expenses were "directly related" to the taxpayer's business.