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Citation of Original PublicationWyatt-Nichol, H. (2011). Daycare. In The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (Vol. 1, pp. 273-275). Thosand Oaks, CA: Sage, Inc.
Daycare is the provision of care for a child through either a daycare center (nursery) or family-run, house daycare. Daycare differs from individual childcare by babysitters or nannies in that providers care for several children at one time. Daycare is typically used by working parents to care for children below the age of 5; however, many daycare facilities also offer before and after school care.