day care
noun Date: 1945 1. supervision of and care for children or disabled adults that is provided during the day by a person or organization 2. a program, facility, or organization offering day care

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  • day care — also daycare, day care, 1964, from DAY (Cf. day) + CARE (Cf. care) …   Etymology dictionary

  • day-care — /day kair /, adj. of, pertaining to, or providing day care: day care center; day care program. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • day care — n. daytime care given to preschool children or to school children after school or during vacation, as at a day care center, or to the elderly, as at a social agency day care adj …   English World dictionary

  • day care — day′ care n. cvb supervised daytime care for preschool children, the elderly, or those with chronic disabilities, usu. provided at a center outside the home • Etymology: 1940–45 day′ care , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Day care — Caring for children At home Parents · Extended family Au pair · Babysitting …   Wikipedia

  • day care — noun childcare during the day while parents work • Syn: ↑daycare • Hypernyms: ↑childcare, ↑child care * * * n. daytime care for the needs of people who cannot be fully independent, such as children or the elderly family issues such as day care |… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Day Care — Kindergarten in Afghanistan Der Kindergarten ist eine Einrichtung der öffentlichen und frühen Bildung des Kindes sowie zur Kindertagesbetreuung/Kinderbetreuung. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Überblick 2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • day-care — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or providing day care day care centers * * * /day kair /, adj. of, pertaining to, or providing day care: day care center; day care program. [1960 65] * * * day care «DAY KAIR», adjective. of or for the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • day care — N UNCOUNT: oft N n Day care is care that is provided during the day for people who cannot look after themselves, such as small children, old people, or people who are ill. Day care is provided by paid workers. Day care enables women to get… …   English dictionary

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