child-care [chīldker΄]
having to do with the care of children, specif., of preschool children whose parents are employed [a child-care center]

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child-care or child·care (chīldʹkâr') adj.
Of, relating to, or providing care for children, especially preschoolers:

a child-care center; child-care professionals.

  childʹcare' n.

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Universalium. 2010.

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