Step 1: What’s my Childcare Style?

What?! This is such a big question, amiright!?! Never fear! We got ya. In one of our many conversations with parents, a woman who was 9-months pregnant said to our founder, “Laurie, I just need a place to start”. We knew that we could give her that place to start (and more!). So, let’s break this down one step at a time: ⬇️Step 1: take our easy peasy quiz below to give you *a sense* of what you’re looking for.

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DayCare Safety 101

A lot of times at JuiceBox Hero we tend to take a playful approach to parenting. We know there are just things we all have to roll with and not take too seriously. Safety is not one of those things. The most important thing in our world is our children. Like you, we care passionately about the well being, safety, and health of our most important people. That’s why we limit participation on our site to childcare providers who are

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Drop-In & Back-Up Care

Sometimes your regular awesome childcare option is closed when you still have to work! Sometimes something comes up! Sometimes we all need a little extra help. Or, maybe you need — or just want! — a little break. Life happens, but luckily so does drop-in childcare. You can always hop on juiceboxhero.com to find great drop-in care options around the city. And, we’d love to highlight a few great drop-in childcare providers around town: Stepping Stone – they have multiple

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Hot Tip for Happy Holidays: Is it working?

A great perspective from the amazing Carrie Contey. (Hot tip x2: this great reminder can be applied any day — not just Halloween 🙂 ______________________________________________ Halloween! Such a fun and kid-centric holiday. It’s all quite a rush — Both the build-up toward it AND the actual event. And then, in a blink of an eye, it’s over. Yet, the candy lingers on. The days after Halloween can be a doozy for a variety of reasons.The fun of dressing up. The

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Childcare Curriculum 101

Like every family, approaches to childcare varies. An overview of common terms is included below to help you put a name to an approach that might be right for you. Pre-School — Or even, “preschool” can sometimes refer to the age range (ages 0-4) of children served at a childcare center that serves children before they start kindergarten (kindergarten typically begins at age 5). However, many childcare centers that serve pre-school aged children call themselves a “pre-school” to indicate that

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Childcare Providers 101

Fortunately, there are options that fit many different preferences or phases of life. Many families use a combination (daycare + family care + occasional babysitters). Whatever works for you, works for you — as long as it is safe. Here’s a rundown of the most common types of childcare: Daycare — This term refers to care provided during the day. It can be in-home or center-based. Hours can vary from early morning to evening, full-time or part-time. Pre-school — Spelled

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Getting Started: Childcare 101

Yeah BABY! Congratulations! If you’re reading this you likely are looking for childcare for the first time. Baby means cuddles, and kisses, and smells (some sweet, some not), and parent leave, and ermagherd…… CHILDCARE. Who are we going to leave the world’s most amazing sweetest baby with? We get it. In case you — like us — are finding yourself totally overwhelmed and confused about where to start and what everything means (pre-school is different than preK?! Yep.), we got

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