What does day care mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daycare, day care(noun)

    childcare during the day while parents work


  1. Day care

    Child care or day care is the care of a child during the day by a person other than the child's legal guardians, typically performed by someone outside the child's immediate family. Day care is typically an ongoing service during specific periods, such as the parents' time at work. The service is known as child care in the United Kingdom and Australia, crèche in Ireland and child care or day care in North America. Child care is provided in nurseries or crèches or by a nanny or family child care provider caring for children in their own homes. It can also take on a more formal structure, with education, child development, discipline and even preschool education falling into the fold of services. Some childminders care for children from several families at the same time, either in their own home or in a specialized child care facility. Some employers provide nursery provisions for their employees at or near the place of employment. Child care in the child's own home is traditionally provided by a nanny or au pair, or by extended family members including grandparents, aunts and uncles.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Day Care

    Institutional health care of patients during the day. The patients return home at night.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of day care in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of day care in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bruce Billings:

    I normally have 15 to 20 dogs for day care, but that's down to half a dozen; people can't get here.

  2. Sylvia Kasper:

    It’s making my heart race, it’s scary considering I have a small day care, and now I really have to watch and keep doors locked.

  3. Peter Jay Hotez:

    If it's going to happen, it's going to happen in a day care or preschool setting or when children could go back to school in the fall.

  4. Amy Jacobson:

    As the kids in her day care got a little older, they started to ask questions, 'Where is the daddy? Does Sarah have a daddy?' They just needed to know there are all kinds of families, and there was a book ... they trusted telling them it was OK.

  5. Melissa Floyd:

    The California Legislature just created a brand new group of second class citizens, innocent healthy children who will permanently be barred from schools and day care because they haven’t received all doses of the vaccines on the schedule, this is discriminatory.

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