What to do when you and your partner disagree about child care

It’s common for parents to disagree many parenting issues so what do you do when you and your partner disagree about child care? We’ll walk you through a few key tactics for resolving child care disagreements so you and your partner can both be on the same page.

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How to figure out what child care arrangement is best for your family

With so many child care options, it can be difficult to determine which is the best arrangement for your family. 

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8 of the most common types of child care

With the many different types of child care, how do parents know which ones are the best fit for their families?

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What is the average cost of daycare?

Calculating the average cost of childcare in the United States involves several factors, including type of childcare, age group, and location. But currently, the national average cost of childcare is between $9,000 and $9,600 per year.

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When is it time to switch daycares?

Just when you thought you found the perfect daycare for your child, warning signs begin to pop up. Your child makes a fuss when getting ready to leave for daycare in the morning and comes home upset more often than not. Or perhaps you’ve noticed things that could be done better at the daycare, but you’ve been ignoring them. When do you know it’s time to find a new daycare?

 
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Should you choose daycare or a nanny?

Parents and caregivers know how difficult it can be to make childcare choices. Should you hire a nanny to take care of your child in the comfort of your own home, or should you enroll your child in a daycare? It can be a daunting decision. Below are some of the pros and cons for both options to help you make the best choice for your family.

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What is an in-home daycare?

An in-home daycare is childcare run out of a daycare provider’s home, rather than a daycare center. Children get to socialize with other kids in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Checklist for touring a daycare

When you’ve decided your child is old enough and developmentally ready to enroll in a daycare, you’ll want to find a center that meets all your needs. But while you might be looking at factors like safety, cost, and location, you may be forgetting other important considerations when touring a daycare.

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How young is too young for daycare?

If you’re a new or expecting parent, you may have already begun researching a daycare for your child. But what is the best age to leave your baby in daycare? And how young is too young for daycare? Some daycares take children of certain ages, other daycares are in charge of many kids in one group, and others might have age requirements.

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Child Care 101 for Manhattan Families

There’s no place on earth quite like Manhattan, and that goes for trying to find child care there as well. The Manhattan child care scene is an eclectic mix of diverse daycare options, prestigious preschools, universal pre-K programs, and sometimes mile-long waitlists. There are a lot of important things to consider when searching for the right child care for your kids, but there’s no reason why choosing one has to be a major source of stress.

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