Child care, otherwise known as day care, is the care and supervision of a child or multiple children at a time, whose ages range from six weeks to thirteen years.
Child care is the action or skill of looking after children by a day-care center, nannies, babysitter, teachers, etc. Child care providers can be children's first teachers. Quality care from a young age can have a huge impact on the future successes of children. The main focus of childcare is on the development of the child, whether that be mental, social, or psychological.
- Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs. Elk Grove Village: American Academy of Pediatrics. 2011. p. 79.