August 12, 2011 WNYCSome Manhattanites spend $20,000 or $30,000 a year sending their children to preschool. And because competition for those slots is fierce, the preschool interview sets parents on edge. Here are some do's and don'ts — not only for your toddler, but also for you — to ace the interviews.
August 9, 2011 To tap into the hushed discussions about day care that take place alongside soccer fields or among trusted friends, All Things Considered co-host Michele Norris assembled a group of middle-class parents. And some have advice: Be flexible and start thinking about it before you get pregnant.
July 27, 2011 KQEDIn France, public health clinics have offered free services for all parents and kids, including vaccinations and classes on healthy nutrition, since 1945. The system has been credited with getting French children off to a remarkably healthy start. Now it's being threatened by economic woes and immigration pressures.
July 1, 2011 Treating infertility has become a booming business in China, a country known for its one-child policy. One American-backed in vitro fertilization clinic in Shanghai can hardly keep up with demand, with patients filling the waiting rooms and spilling over into the stairwells.