Childcare

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New Survey Finds Average Amount Paid For Babysitters

Parents here in North Texas and across the country know the struggle when trying to figure out how much to pay a babysitter. According to care.com there are a number of factors that should be considered when paying your child’s caregiver.

CBSDFW.COM–03/25/2015

Search Texas Child Care

Find local daycare’s latest inspection results online.

03/18/2015

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Movement Underway To Raise Texas Daycare Standards

Every day countless parents send their kids off to daycare. Many love it and couldn’t live without it, but not all daycare centers are created equal. But there’s a movement underway to raise the standards.

CBSDFW.COM–02/26/2015

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Closed Schools & Daycare Centers Leave Some Texas Parents Frazzled

In a matter of a few hours, North Texas will be under a second Winter Storm Advisory this week. Now, some frazzled parents are left wondering what to do if school lets out for another day.

CBSDFW.COM–02/24/2015

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More North Texans Taking On Role Of Stay-At-Home-Dad

Say the words ‘stay-at-home’ Dad and no doubt a mental picture of Michael Keaton from the hilarious movie “Mr. Mom” will come to mind. But for more and more men the role is becoming less unusual and they say very enjoyable.

CBS 11–06/13/2014

A pediatrician examines a 4-year-old girl at a Texas health clinic. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Many Parents Turning To Retail Clinics For Pediatric Care

The price of taking a child to a doctor’s office has become so expensive that some moms and dads are opting to take their kids to retail clinics for medical care.

CBSDFW.COM–07/24/2013

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Sequester Cuts Would Impact Some Child Care Costs

Automatic cuts in federal spending of $1.2 trillion over a ten year period is the overall view of what sequestration looks like. But those possible cuts are tied to hundreds of programs, agencies and entities that provide a variety of services.

02/26/2013

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Woman Gets 80 Years For Deadly Texas Day Care Fire

A Texas woman has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being convicted of felony murder in the death of a child killed in a fire at her Houston home day care.

11/20/2012

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Woman Convicted Of Murder In Texas Day Care Fire

A woman has been found guilty of murder in the death of one of four children killed in a fire at her home day care in Houston.

11/13/2012

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Despite Economy, Babysitters In Big Demand

Despite a poor economy, babysitters are in big demand, making childcare an area that seems to be recession proof.

03/12/2012

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State Investigating Daycare After Child Wanders Away

A state agency is investigating a North Richland Hills daycare after a child wandered out of the playground and into the neighborhood.

01/21/2012

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Study Finds Day Care Rivaling College In Expenses

Millions of parents are feeling the pinch from child care. A new study finds that in 36 states the average annual cost of child care was higher than a year’s tuition at a four year public college.

08/29/2011

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