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Summer Child Care Suggestions for Work-at-Home Parents

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School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean you get a break from work.

If you’re a work-at-home parent stressing about how to occupy your children over summer break and stay on top of your day job, you’ll appreciate these summer child care solutions that ensure your kids are cared for while you’re on the clock.

Send your kids to summer camp. From day camps to overnight stays, check your local YMCA, church, city offices, and universities for kids summer camp advertisements. Camp is a great way for children to meet friends, learn a new sport or skill, and strengthen their independence.

Hire a babysitter. Summer breaks mean you need child care and bored, capable teenagers need summer jobs. Hiring a local teen to babysit your children while you work is a win for everyone involved: teens don’t typically demand the same high rate of pay as a daycare center and you’ll feel good knowing you’re helping someone save a little summer money.

Start a shared daycare with neighbors and friends. If you know other work-at-home parents, consider organizing a daycare co-op. Utilizing a rotating schedule, the members of your group would take turns watching the kids at their homes so there’s no regular cost for child care.

What child care resources do you utilize over your children’s summer break from school? Join the discussion by leaving a comment below and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest

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