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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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FREDERICTON -- More New Brunswick parents will be eligible for funding under the Day Care Assistance Program to access affordable and quality child care.
Most diseases being measured by Dr Black and his team will be relatively minor, but day care does increase the risk of some serious conditions and he says the study could pave the way for children to be routinely vaccinated against them.
The Pesticide Bureau is working with the state Department of Early Education and Care to ensure day care centers have pest management plans on file before they can renew their license.
Also, researchers found that children attending fulltime day care consumed an average of 685 calories between pick up from day care and bedtime, which is about 140 more than the midrange of the recommended calorie intake for this time frame.
The minister said that Women Development department regularly monitored all day care centres and record of the centres was being computerized.
In depth analysis of key market growth drivers and challenges and the major observing trends in the global child day care service market are also evaluated in the report.
Spread over a 20,000 square foot area, the day care centre has a dog park, splash pool, hydrotherapy pools, bathhouse, play room in its DIP facility.
Working women residing in Islamabad have demanded the concerned authorities to establish day care centers in all the government departments.
It would define child care providers as state workers for union purposes; further, any day care business that accepts children whose care is subsidized by state vouchers would be subject to its provisions.
DAY care at children's centres for the under fives is set to be drastically cut under council plans.
Day care workers are poorly paid, at-home parents struggle because of a lack of support, and teachers complain they are expected to function as parents.
This day care includes a 5,400+/- square foot building that was built to be a day care approximately 12 years ago.