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Preschool vs Daycare: What is the difference?

If your child has been home, either with you or a nanny, is ready for a structured program or more socialization and is around 3-4 years old you are probably thinking it’s time to enroll your child in preschool. Should you just be looking at preschools? Or can a  daycare offer the same thing? Ho

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What to Pack for Daycare

The time has come! It’s time to prepare your little one, and yourself, for daycare. Adjusting to a new routine of daycare drop-off can be stressful but making sure your child has everything he or she needs can make life and the transition a lot easier. Here are some tips on what to pack for dayca

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What is a Co-op Preschool?

Research has shown that preschool can provide an important foundation for a child’s education.  And for some, the time to choose a preschool sneaks up pretty quickly. Choosing the right environment for your little one while also sticking within your budget can be challenging. One option that off

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7 Things to Do to Prepare For a Baby Financially

Preparing for your little one can be an exciting time. Whether you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, it’s important that you prepare for your baby financially. Many parents are unaware of the actual costs of raising a child. Getting wrapped up in the fun stuff such as putting together the

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The Big Debate: Disposable versus Cloth Diapers

Disposable versus cloth diapers? New parents have many decisions to make and the debate over what diapers to use is, like many parenting decisions, a tough one. Mainly because it can be a very polarizing choice for parents. Costs, convenience, and the environmental impact each play a factor in the

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Types of Preschool Programs for Your Child

How do you pick the right preschool program for your child? After taking into consideration location and budget, the next factor to evaluate is the actual type of preschool program. Choosing a preschool program is an important decision because it lays the foundation for your child’s education. Yo

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20 Daycare Hacks You Need to Know

Sending your child to daycare can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning. New people, new routine, new everything can make both the parent and child nervous. We rounded up the best daycare hacks to help make the new transition a breeze. From getting out of the house in the morning on time to

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Do you have questions about child tax credits in 2021? We break it down for you.

On Wednesday, March 10th Congress passed a landmark $1.9 trillion stimulus package. This package has immediate implications for parents, specifically around child tax credits. For many households, child care is the second-largest expense. Therefore any sort of reduction would be a major relief for

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City Spotlight: Boston Magic Beans

Boston represents our second city launch and we are thrilled to be able to bring Upfront and the ability to search daycare prices to Boston parents. We also want to highlight other local resources for parents which is why we started “City Spotlight!” For our second “City Spotlight” post we

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7 Tips for Dealing with Being on the Daycare Waitlist

You’ve done all the tours. You’ve read all the reviews. You’ve finally chosen the perfect daycare. Only one problem . . . there are no spots available and they’ve put your child on a daycare waitlist. It's an incredibly frustrating and disappointing experience to find a daycare that checks

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