Expectant parents should have more on their minds than shopping for playpens and stocking up on enough diapers to fill a three-car garage. They can’t overlook one of the most important decisions they’ll make for the well-being of their new baby – finding high-quality child care service.
For decades, two-career families have been the norm in many American households, requiring a search for someone to care for the children, either inside or outside the home. In the aftermath of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, there was actually a trend toward more families deciding that one parent or the other would reduce work commitments and become the primary caretaker. But now, the momentum appears to be shifting in the opposite direction again, leaving more parents competing for the available care out there…(read full article from WebMD)