CHILD CARE

CHILD CARE OPTIONS

Center- based care : In child care centers, several adults care for one or ,more groups of children. Centers vary widely in their hours,their fees,and the ages of children they accept. They also differ in the activities,equipment, and play areas provided and in the training and experience of the staff.

HOME BASED CARE

Home based care may also be more available and convenient for parents.Someparents like this arrangement because the caregiver is a friend, relative,or neighbor- someone they know and trust.

THE COST OF SUBSITUTE CARE

The cost of children care can vary significantly depending on type and location.In major cities,families may pay $1,000 per month for a single toddler at a child care center. The age of child is also a factor. Care of infants and school-age children is typically higher than for preschoolers.