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Child care 9 45.00%
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LaLa1923 03:01 PM 02-14-2013
I've seen this loosely used either way. Which way do you prefer?
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melilley 03:12 PM 02-14-2013
Originally Posted by LaLa1923:
I've seen this loosely used either way. Which way do you prefer?
I like childcare, it seems more personal than Child Care.
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Starburst 03:35 PM 02-14-2013
In my ECE classes they refer to it as "Child Care" I haven't really seen "Childcare" but I have seen "Daycare" instead of "Day Care". It doesn't look right to the eye as one word to me, maybe if you hyphenated it ("Child-care") then it would work as one word.
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Sunnyyy1 01:18 PM 02-15-2013
Child Care.
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mamac 02:18 PM 02-15-2013
I didn't vote but I think it is dependent on usage. I see "child care" as what you are providing and "childcare" as the place where it is provided.

example: I provide child care at *** Family Childcare.

I have daycare in my name. I know you have mentioned you don't like that term because you are caring for children not days. I look at it as care provided during the day. And I would say the same rule would apply for separating the two words. (although I say "I provide child care at my daycare.")


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dEHmom 02:20 PM 02-15-2013
I use Childcare. But as pp pointed out it depends how you are using it.

Childcare is the place, but I provide child care
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coolconfidentme 02:40 PM 02-15-2013
Originally Posted by LaLa1923:
I've seen this loosely used either way. Which way do you prefer?
Childcare. (It's in my name.)
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Willow 02:41 PM 02-15-2013
The word "Childcare" is in the name of my daycare.
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MarinaVanessa 06:17 PM 02-15-2013
Originally Posted by mamac:
I didn't vote but I think it is dependent on usage. I see "child care" as what you are providing and "childcare" as the place where it is provided.

example: I provide child care at *** Family Childcare.

I have daycare in my name. I know you have mentioned you don't like that term because you are caring for children not days. I look at it as care provided during the day. And I would say the same rule would apply for separating the two words. (although I say "I provide child care at my daycare.")

I agree. For my DC name I use Childcare but I also use child care "the child care provider ..." "Suzy Q's Childcare"
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