A daycare center is a facility for younger children to receive care and supervision, generally during the daytime hours, though some will provide after-hours services, too.

For children attending a daycare, this is often their first significant social interaction and exposure to non-parental adult figures. This new time in a child's life raises many questions and concerns for parents about when it's appropriate to enroll a child, how to help a child adapt to the new environment, and many other areas.

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