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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3 ways to make recess better

When you're locked in a school all day, recess is a major event. Lots of studies suggest that recess isn't just fun (not that fun isn't worth it). Playing outside is healthy, helps kids concentrate and teaches them perhaps the most valuable thing they learn in school: how to get along with other kids. But for the most part, teachers leave recess up to fate.

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