- Also child-care. of, relating to, or providing childcare.
Origin of childcare
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Examples from the Web for childcare
Coming to the center gives her a measure of relief from long days filled with childcare and housework.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns
November 27, 2014
In general, even the most generous vouchers cover less than 75 percent of the market price for childcare.
In France, parents pay for their childcare on a sliding scale based on their income—the rest is subsidized by the government.
In 31 states, childcare has a higher price tag than a college education.
The childcare vouchers were slashed or frozen in the economic downturn, leaving many families worse off.
- care provided for children without homes (or with a seriously disturbed home life) by a local authority
- care and supervision of children whose parents are working, provided by a childminder or local authority
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