It’s been noted that recent studies specify that “more than half of all 3-5-year-old children in the United States attend child-care centers prior to kindergarten” and “Given these high usage rates, the quality of these early child-care experiences has become an important public policy issue” (Peisner-Feinberg 2001). It is believed that part of the issue is a result of parents not knowing what the primary purpose of daycare/child care facilities are and what high quality daycares consist of in considering a their child should attend. First and foremost, knowing the purpose of daycare/child care facilities is the primary factor in determining whether a parent should conside... ... middle of paper ... ...J: NIEER. Brandtjen, H., & Verny, T. (2001). Short and long term effects on infants and toddlers in full time daycare centers.
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This allows accurate enough time for attachment to take place, for the complete healing of the umbilical cord, the establishment of healthy feeding times, as well as for other newborn firsts on behalf of both parent and infant to dissolve and routine to set in. Naturally, this period of adjustment would be between three to six months. However, due to the fact that many employed mothers only have a six-week maternity window of leave, this is not always practical especially if the family relies income of the mother (or both parents for that matter). With that being said, “the rising percentage of women in the workforce has led to an increase in maternal employment and to a greater reliance on non-parental care” (Skouteris, McNaught & Dissanayake, 2007, p. 34). Nevertheless, it is imperative that you as a parent take certain aspects into consideration when searching for quality child care for your infant.
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This strong increase of demand for external caregivers brought to the creation of many specialized centers and the growth of the sector of non-professional assistance like part-time babysitters. Unfortunately, the most part of these offerings are incompetent and low quality. As the average age in which children are placed in extra-parental hands is decreasing, the risk of later behavioral consequences increases, so the choice of the right solution becomes always more critical. At this time, over ha... ... middle of paper ... ... Bibliography: Works Cited “A Boost for Day Care.” Newsweek 134.18 (Nov. 1999): 76. Chilman, Catherine S. “Parental employment and child care trends: Some critical issues and suggested policies.” Social Work 38.4 (Jul.
First, it is important that there is an adequacy of well-trained staff that is competent in relevant matters such as early childhood development. This is in line with the fact that staff training and education serves as one of the most credible ways by which the quality of child care can be rated and the prospects of the child care’s long-term success predicted. The same research study findings establish the fact that toddler and baby caregivers should be more acquainted with early childhood care and education than elementary education and pre-school. This is because early childhood education and care place emphasis on children’s unique learning abilities and on training caregivers on planning appropriate activities on the best ways of innovating and using routines to bond, stimulate cognitive reasoning and skills through important means such as interpersonal interactions, conversions and responsive relationships. According to Mendes (2013), an ideal child care setting should als... ... middle of paper ... ...th interesting pictures, appropriate books, study diagrams, printed materials and important labels.
“In 2002 63% of children under age five were placed in some type of non-maternal child care setting” (Peng and Robbins, 1). This large percentage is due to the fact that many families especially child bearing women have no choice but to work in order to support their growing family. Therefore the parents have the option of enrolling their children into a type of non-maternal or family based childcare facility. Even though this may what’s more convenient for most parents, there’s still a lot of thought that goes into deciding what center will offer your child the most, developing wise. “Experts agree that the first three to five years of life lay the foundation of each individual’s personality, belief systems, and ways of seeing and being in the world” (Olds, 8).