Child Care

  • Michael Kenny Is The Only Male Student At World-Famous Nanny College

    Michael Kenny Is The Only Male Student At World-Famous Nanny College

    For 120 years Norland College has trained young women to be professional caretakers of children. And this year, for only the second time, a young man has joined its ranks. Eighteen-year-old Michael Kenny wasn't sure that the college in England even accepted male students, so he called up Norland to check,... Continue Reading

  • Elite New York Nannies Earn $180,000 A Year

    Elite New York Nannies Earn $180,000 A Year

    Do you speak fluent Mandarin? Can you cook a four-course meal? Ride and groom a horse? Steer a 32-foot boat, manage an art collection, and clean an ice rink? Do you have celebrity contacts? And do you have the looks of a global supermodel? If so, have you ever thought about becoming a nanny? According to... Continue Reading

  • Child Care Providers in Minnesota Battle Over Unionization

    Child Care Providers in Minnesota Battle Over Unionization

    While many governors across the country have worked to curb union power over the past year, Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton, who is sympathetic to unions, called on state child care providers to decide whether they wanted to join a union themselves. The backlash has been intense, and on Thursday a group of child... Continue Reading

  • Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

    Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

    Health care, health care, health care, right? Sure, hot hiring trends are typically focused on health care and technology, but how about recreation and day care? Dare we even say construction? There are pockets of expansion within various industries that continue to create a demand for workers. Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs That Pay the Average American Salary

    10 Jobs That Pay the Average American Salary

    No two ways about it: Money matters. And thankfully, wages are on the rise. The mean annual wage in 2009 for all occupations was $43,460 ($20.90/hour), according to the Labor Department's Occupational Employment Statistics* program. That's up from $32,390 in 2008. Want to know what jobs make close to the... Continue Reading

  • Preschool Teacher Trade Secrets

    Preschool Teacher Trade Secrets

    I worked in the preschool and child care industry for many years. Although typically regulated by the state, no preschool or child care center is perfect. The things that I have seen over the years have often made my head spin. You trust that your child's preschool or child care setting is safe, legal, and... Continue Reading

  • Returning To Work: Top 5 Tips for Finding Childcare

    Returning To Work: Top 5 Tips for Finding Childcare

    Whether you spent an entire year (or two) home with a new baby, or just the bare-bones amount of time allotted for maternity leave, the transition back to work for a new mom can be extraordinarily difficult. After my son was born in 2007, I had the great luxury of staying home with him for an entire year. During... Continue Reading