of, pertaining to, or providing day care: day-care center; day-care program.

1960–65 Unabridged
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daycare (ˈdeɪˌkɛə)
1.  (Brit) occupation, treatment, or supervision during the working day for people who might be at risk if left on their own, or whose usual carers need daytime relief
2.  (Brit) Compare residential care welfare services provided by a local authority, health service, or voluntary body during the day
3.  (NZ) short for daycare centre

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Word Origin & History

day care
1964, also daycare, day-care, from day + care.
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Example sentences
No artsy day camps all summer, no cramming into car seats, no daycare day after
Don't forget the cost of free daycare for our unmarried moms er, um.
Forget about being the free daycare for her grandchildren so her kids can work
  without worry.
However, some ministers also council families in need, run soup kitchens and
  daycare and such.
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