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Is it more important to pick a daycare closer to home or closer to work?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: No

It is more important to pick a daycare that is reputible, has trained personnel, and provides a safe nurturing environment for the child.
Convenience, price and such factors are important, but secondary when decisions are made.

In brief: No

It is more important to pick a daycare that is reputible, has trained personnel, and provides a safe nurturing environment for the child.
Convenience, price and such factors are important, but secondary when decisions are made.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

This is not a yes or no question, but depends on a parent's preferences.
If a parent picks a daycare closer to work, then he/she can check on the child during the workday (if there is a question at the daycare, or if the parent just wants to check the child), and still return to work.

In brief: Yes

This is not a yes or no question, but depends on a parent's preferences.
If a parent picks a daycare closer to work, then he/she can check on the child during the workday (if there is a question at the daycare, or if the parent just wants to check the child), and still return to work.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The quality of a daycare is much more important than its location.
Pick the daycare of the highest quality, and then think about the proximity to work or home.

In brief: Yes

The quality of a daycare is much more important than its location.
Pick the daycare of the highest quality, and then think about the proximity to work or home.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Your office.
If there is an emergency at the daycare center, it's best to have a short trip from your office.

In brief: Yes

Your office.
If there is an emergency at the daycare center, it's best to have a short trip from your office.
Dr. Michael Coogan
Dr. Michael Coogan
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