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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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Under state law, both schools and day care centers must file the plans even if they never use pesticides.
A total of 137 (93%) cases occurred among attendees, their family members, or staff at 16 day care centers in Fayette County.
Fearing the day care center was now possibly the source of the second case of Shigella, on April 21 the GHD issued a Health Bulletin to all parents of children attending the center.
The day care center is currently being constructed on Creamery Road.
Jarmel Kizel will be refitting 14,000 SF of this facility to serve as a day care center, with the balance being converted into an indoor play area and gym.
In some instances, an outside firm might rent space at the adult day care center to provide physical therapy in the setting.
Since the ideal floor-plan for an Adult Day Care Center consolidates all activities on one level and minimizes corridors to reduce the number of staff required per guest, at GCH&R, all activities revolve around a multi-purpose room located in the center of the facility.
A recent survey of day care center directors found that non-residential day care centers are, on the whole, very safe.
The infections occurred in children aged 2-3 years, each of whom attended a different child day care center in Lexington-Fayette County (population: 200,000).
Before the first child was enrolled, she spent half the money loaned to her to buy the property and make the facility comply with stringent regulations conerning the operation of a day care center.
Good news and bad news from the day car front: Researchers have shown that unvaccinated children are in little or no danger of catching chicken pox from companions inoculated with a live-virus vaccine, but a separate study indicates they are in danger of catching other infections in a day care center.
It is also very helpful for our social workers and day care center workers to return to their regular jobs," said Elsa Onida, chair of ECCD sub-cluster for Region VIII of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.