The Challenge of Child Care

A recent study of graduates from the University of Chicago's business school showed that in the early years after graduating, men and women had 'nearly identical labor incomes and weekly hours worked.' But 15 years after graduation, the men were making about 75 percent more than the women; only the women who did not have children and never took time off had careers that resembled the men's. The United States is the only westernized country without a paid parental leave policy in place.

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8 Tips for Anyone Starting a Child-Care Service

How you can start a child-care service, whether you want to start a small homebased operation or a large commercial center. In this edited excerpt, the authors provide insider tips from experienced child-care service owners to help you find the success you desire.

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Cold & Flu Season: The Early Childhood Director’s Guide

For most people, the sound of a toddler letting out a little “ah-ah-AH-choooo” is met with an “awww”; for child care directors, the sound is met with an “AAAAAAAAHH!”rnrnNothing can take down your entire center quicker than a sick child, parent or teacher walking through the door. All it takes is one child to wipe their runny nose and then touch a toy, who then passes it to another child who puts it in their mouth, who then holds a teacher’s hand to go put on their coat, who then signs a form and hands it to you, before everyone you’ve got a full-blown outbreak on your hands.

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