Variety of Child Care Programs
Child care is offered in many places and by many persons and agencies that provide a variety of services.
|Child Care Type||Description|
|Relatives and friends||Children are cared for by grandparents, aunts, uncles, other relatives, or friends, providing both continuity and stability.|
|Family||An individual caregiver provides care and education for a small group of children in his or her home.|
|Intergenerational||Child care programs integrate children and the elderly in an early childhood and adult care facility.|
|Center-based||Center-based child care is conducted in specially designed and constructed centers, churches, YMCAs and YWCAs, and other such facilities.|
|Employer-sponsored||To meet the needs of working parents, some employers are providing child care at the work site.|
|Proprietary||Some child care centers are run by corporations, businesses, or individual proprietors for the purpose of making a profit; these programs often emphasize an educational component.|
|Before- and after-school||Public schools, center-based programs, community and faith-based agencies, and individuals all offer programs that extend the school day with tutoring, special activities, and a safe space.|
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