Child Care

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The Obvious Summer Camp Option Parents Most Don’t Think About
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7 Gift Ideas for Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
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New Daycare Tuition Calculator on CareLuLu!
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Preschool Communication: How to Get Your Child to Share Their Day at Preschool
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Working Parent Guilt: How Great Child Care Can Help
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How to Find the Best Daycare for You
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CareLuLu Cutest Kids Photo Contest Starts Now!

The Obvious Summer Camp Option Parents Most Don’t Think About

Summer will be here before you know it and if you’re like most parents, you’re probably thinking about the best summer camp for your children. While you still have some time, you shouldn’t wait too long because many camps are already full.

I know what you’re going to say:

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7 Gift Ideas for Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Never heard of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day? Not on our watch! It’s every year, the last Friday before Mother’s Day, so it’s coming up. Consider yourself warned. Do your homework and organize something for your child’s child care provider or preschool teacher.

There are quite a few tongue-in-cheek “appreciation days” out there. Today, for example, is Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you! But you really should take this Friday seriously: Besides family members, your child care provider is probably the single most important person in your child’s life.

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New Daycare Tuition Calculator on CareLuLu!

You asked and we delivered! Now you can use our brand new Daycare Tuition Calculator to know the average cost of child care in your area.

Choosing a daycare or preschool can be challenging.  And for most parents, cost is a major deciding factor in selecting a program.

Our new daycare tuition calculator automatically tells you the average weekly tuition rates in your city, or state based on your zip code, your child’s age, and the type of program you’re considering, home daycare or a child care center.

We’ll even suggest a few child care providers and preschools in your area that may be just the right fit!  As parents, we understand the challenges of finding the perfect daycare for your family.  We hope this tool helps you find the right place for your little one!

Preschool Communication: How to Get Your Child to Share Their Day at Preschool

We’ve all been there.  You go to pick up your sweetie from preschool. You’re ecstatic to see your preschooler and they are over the moon to see you. You hug, you kiss, you gather up their belongings and you scoop them into your arms.  Then, you ask the question that parents have been asking since, it seems, formal schooling began:

How was your day?

It’s a simple question.  Only 4 words.  You anticipate a long list of activities, lessons, learning experiences and social accomplishments! You want to hear everything.  You are giddy. Did they paint?  Did they color?  What songs did they sing?  Did they get to play outside or was the playground too wet?

But…

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Working Parent Guilt: How Great Child Care Can Help

Parents return to work after having children for a myriad of reasons. For some, it is out of financial necessity. For others, it’s because they genuinely love their jobs. But no matter the reason, that first day of daycare drop-off is hard on just about every parent. The working parent guilt is very real.

No matter how much a person loves his or her job, and no matter how ill-suited they feel about being a stay-at-home mom or stay-at-home dad, it is heart-breaking to hand the child they love so much off to someone else for 8 to 10 hours a day. It’s hard to miss the many “firsts” that occur over the course of early childhood development, and it is sad to not be the one there, kissing all the booboos and providing all the care.

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How to Find the Best Daycare for You

There are many things to consider when searching for the best daycare for your family, which can understandably leave you feeling overwhelmed. Have no fear, in this post, we’ll walk through some of the main search criteria that parents use. This
should help you narrow down options and find the right child care.

Home-Based vs. Child Care Center
There are many benefits to both home-based care and centers. It comes down to the environment and benefits you feel are best for your child. For instance, home-based daycares typically offers more flexibility and can boast smaller groups of children which provides more one-on-one interaction and a “home-like” environment.  Centers typically offer a larger and more structured environment. They have clear cut rules for both kids and parents and there is no concern when it comes to working around someone else’s sick or vacation days, which may occur with a small home-based provider.

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CareLuLu Cutest Kids Photo Contest Starts Now!

That’s right. We are giving away a brand new Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition to the kiddo with the most votes in our Cutest Kids Photo Contest!

Upload your favorite picture of your child 0-6 years old and include #LuLuKids in the description for a chance to win.  You can enter once per week through April 30th, 2015.

If you have pictures that will warm hearts or make people laugh from the belly up, follow these simple steps and you could be our lucky winner!

  • Like us on Facebook.
  • Upload the cutest photo of your kids and use #LuLuKids in the description.
  • Share your photo with friends & family and ask them to vote.
  • Vote for your favorites by liking the picture and commenting.

Visit our gallery page regularly to see new photos and who is in the lead!

Click here to upload your adorable photos and enter for a chance to win an Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition!

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