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How to Find the Right Preschool

By Maria T. Pepin

Choosing the right preschool for your little one can be a difficult decision. There are so many things to consider and you are probably having a hard enough time letting them go to being with. However, once you find the right one, it will definitely set your mind at ease! Here are some great tips to get started: » Read more

What to Look for in a Childcare Program

Whether you are expecting a baby or your child is already in school, if you are going back to work you will be needing childcare. The choices can be overwhelming. » Read more

Nanny vs. Daycare: Which One is Right for You?

Chances are that of the 4 million new moms in America, you might be among those looking for someone to mind your baby when you return to work. Studies show that 55 percent of women in the workforce have given birth in the past two years. Who is caring for their babies? » Read more

How can I best prepare my child for beginning preschool or family day care?

Beginning preschool or family day care are major steps for every child, and each of us worries that our child may be the one facing a rocky transition. I have been there, seen this scenario first hand. When my daughter Kyle started her first year of preschool, the three 20-year veteran teachers Rita, Kay, and Irene assured us parents that they had the transition down pat. » Read more

Five Things To Ask Before Choosing A Babysitter

By Nancy Da Silva

With so many more mothers in the workforce, the juggling act between children and career has never been so difficult. We want to be there for our children but we have to be able to provide for them as well. Trying to assuage our own guilt for having to do what’s necessary especially in these stressful times, we want to find the very best caregiver for our child. » Read more

Daycare Must Haves

By Maria T. Pepin

Most parents eventually need to go back to work after having a baby. Leaving your child in the care of others can be a little nerve racking, but if you take the time to pick a good daycare center, it will make the whole process less worrisome. Here is a checklist to help you choose a daycare that is right for your child.  WRITE DOWN YOUR PRIORITIES » Read more