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Chicago Daycare

Whether you’re going back to work after your maternity leave or you just want your child to have more socialization with other kids, daycare is a great choice for many families.

 

But how do you start your search? Find Chicago daycare providers that meet the criteria you’re looking for in our School & Daycare Directory, read articles about other parents’ daycare experiences and check out the Discussion Forum to post your childcare questions.

7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better
Truth be told, I’m the last person who wanted to put her child in daycare. When my son was born, we had a full-time nanny. When he was 18 months old, we found ourselves needing a new child care arrang...
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What to look for in a childcare center or daycare
As a parent/guardian your number one goal is to protect and enrich your child. We’re constantly tasked with ways of enhancing that experience, and for those of us with the Internet at our fingertips –...
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Key safety questions to ask your childcare provider
There are so many factors that are important when choosing the right child care provider, but above all else we want our children cared for in a safe environment. Kids in Danger (KID) has pulled toget...
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Discussions

Babsitting service platform?

Hi,   Recently someone posted the name of a new babysitting platform/service that connects parents who are interested in caring for another child in their home with those families who are seeking care.   Anyone remember the name?   Thank you! ...

Chase Park Day Off Camp

Has anyone put their kids in the day off camp at Chase Park? Just looking for some feedback. Timing and rates are great.  https://www.dayoffcamp.com/       ...

Common colds and working families, fall 2022--please keep comments practical and cool-headed

Hi, all,   I have a mild sneezy, sniffly common cold! Negative at-home test, I'll probably get a PCR for my work tomorrow. I work in person and live with my husband and our early elementary CPS kids. So I am like, oh no, everything is going to go to hell in a handbasket this week as the co...

Chicago Super Sitters

Hi! Has anyone used Chicago Super Sitters babysitting service? I appreciate any feedback!   ...

Who do you go to for advice on family, caregiving, career?

Hoping for advice - our nanny is going from full time to part time against and I'm trying to re-evaluate my decision too.   I have to figure out whether to focus on family as my little ones are still little and step back career-wise .... Or try to cobble together care-giving support. ...


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Nanny shares 101

A nanny share seems like the best of both worlds: Your little one gets daily socialization with another child like they would in daycare, but you still get the benefits of having a dedicated caregiver while (importantly) splitting the cost with another family. All of that is pretty much true. B...

What to ask in a nanny interview

There is a lot to consider when hiring a nanny. Interviewing, screening and selecting potential nanny candidates can be a daunting task, but it is an important part of finding a nanny that is a good fit with your family. Try to use open-ended questions that will prompt for informative answers, ...

Where to find childcare in Chicago at the last minute

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a work-at-home mom or dad, or even a full-time working one with regular childcare, with holidays and conference season upon us, we all need extra help from time to time. Here’s a quick list of places in the city that offer last-minute and/or part-time services. ...

7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better

Truth be told, I’m the last person who wanted to put her child in daycare. When my son was born, we had a full-time nanny. When he was 18 months old, we found ourselves needing a new child care arrangement, and my husband suggested daycare so our son would have more socialization and learning activi...

7 questions you've always wanted to ask your babysitter

Chicago-based artist and teacher Angela Oliver has over seven years of experience babysitting kids. Since joining UrbanSitter, an online babysitter-finding service, she’s sat for more than 35 families and has over 20 glowing reviews. Here, Angela answers the most common questions parents have when i...

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