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2010-10-20 14:11:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Workplace Options, a global provider of work-life and employee support services, today unveiled iFindCare, the world's first mobile application to help individuals locate, reference and evaluate accredited child care and elder care providers. The application is available immediately in the iTunes Store for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and can be downloaded directly from iTunes by visiting itunes.apple.com. (Photo:...

2010-10-19 13:14:00

NORFOLK, Neb., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Nannies4hire.com and Care4hire.com are launching a new childcare alternative on a national scope with their Event Childcare on Demand program. By pre-registering for the service, businesses, non-profits, event and meeting planners, wedding planners and community organizations can have a roster of available and pre-approved skilled Nannies and Care Providers ready to take the hassle out of watching the kids. With over 20 years of experience in the...

2010-10-04 12:00:00

DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is approved by Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Child Care Regulation, to provide online child care training to the state's early childhood professionals. Missouri currently requires child care staff to earn a minimum of 12 professional development clock hours per calendar year. Now, six (6) of those hours may be earned by taking CCEI's online coursework. Additionally, ChildCare...

2010-09-21 11:00:00

Members of Congress joined PBS Stations KCET and WETA in the "Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony" WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventeen outstanding child care providers were recognized for their commitment and dedication to providing outstanding quality child care at the "Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony" held today on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was presented by public television stations KCET (Los...

2010-09-20 09:02:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 12 million U.S. children under the age of six attend child care or preschool. A new study shows that children in high-quality preschool settings had fewer behavior problems in middle childhood, and that these settings particularly benefitted boys and African American children. "This study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting the need for policy and programmatic efforts to increase low-income families' access to high-quality early care and education,"...

2010-09-15 16:57:40

More than 12 million U.S. children under age 6 attend child care or preschool programs. A new longitudinal study of low-income children has found that children in high-quality preschool settings had fewer behavior problems in middle childhood, and that such settings were particularly important for boys and African American children. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Boston College, Universidad de Los Andes, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern...

2010-09-15 14:49:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading family lifestyle brand Citibabes will be providing enriched childcare and signature children's classes at select Equinox locations, enabling families to have a more convenient and fulfilling fitness experience. Equinox has always been committed to pioneering new and innovative programming. The addition of Citibabes is a natural outgrowth of this commitment. "We are looking forward to sharing our childcare and children's programming expertise...

2010-08-26 06:30:00

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated to providing online training to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of a new professional development course for early child care professionals about preventing the spread of Bloodborne Pathogens HLTH102: Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens describes safe practices for reducing the spread of bloodborne pathogens in the child care setting,...

2010-08-17 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The best city to find a babysitter in the United States is Virginia Beach, Virginia according to a recent study conducted by Sittercity.com, the nation's leading website for connecting families with local, quality child care providers. Sittercity determined the list of the best cities to find a babysitter based on actual job postings to the site, taking into account the hourly cost of a sitter and the fact that there were thousands of sitters in the...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

CHICAGO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school is an exciting time for both parents and children: new friends, new clothes, new notebooks; but what can not be too exciting is the prospect of finding a new nanny or babysitter. Back to school is the time of year when, due to sitters going off to college and changing schedules, hundreds of thousands of parents across the nation are left scrambling to find safe and effective child care. But if parents act now, they can have a smooth...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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