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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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Police said they identified the parent but declined to release his or her name without proper investigation and yet not knowing if the cookies were indeed laced, and Betters also refused to comment on whether the parent had any idea that his or her cookies would make the daycare staff feel intoxicated.
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Before becoming a daycare provider, she spent many years working with abused and abandoned children and teenagers in New York and California, including youngsters who were already hardcore addicts and veteran gang-bangers.
The only item on the wall that Sandra isn't thrilled with is her daycare license, which expired in July 2005.
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Wireless cameras are installed throughout the daycare center and use the latest in video technology so there is no need to run cables or have a server on site.
One-third of nonprofit centres were of good, very good or excellent quality, compared to only 14 percent of for-profit daycares and 10 percent of unregulated home-based daycares.