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Definition of "daycare" []

  • Provision of daytime training, supervision, recreation, and often medical services for children of preschool age, for the disabled, or for the elderly. (noun)
  • Occupation, treatment, or supervision during the working day for people who might be at risk if left on their own, or whose usual carers need daytime relief (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Welfare services provided by a local authority, health service, or voluntary body during the day (noun)

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Use "daycare" in a sentence
  • "So whether you have a child in daycare or high school, Parentella is a wonderful tool to help you remember what it is your child is assigned to work on over the holiday break, or what the school supply list included when you lose the paperwork that comes over the summer."
  • "If it necessitates putting your children in daycare, you are also exchanging their time at home for that wage."
  • "Their honesty was probably what gave me the courage not to give up, and not dump my baby in daycare while I went off to get a job."