Definitions for day care
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
supervised daytime care for preschool children, the elderly, or those with chronic disabilities, usu. provided at a center outside the home.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of day care:
daycare, day care(noun)
childcare during the day while parents work
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Institutional health care of patients during the day. The patients return home at night.