Definition of day care
1 : supervision of and care for children or physically or mentally disabled adults that is provided during the day by a person or organization —often used before another noun <a day care center> <day care workers> <day-care facilities>
2 : a program, facility, or organization offering day care <a child enrolled in day care>
Examples of day care in a sentence
She left work early to pick up her son from day care.
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DAY CARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of day care for English Language Learners
: a place, program, or organization that takes care of children or sick adults during the day usually while their family members are at work
DAY CARE Defined for Kids
Definition of day care for Students
: a program in which or a place where care is provided during the day for young children
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