The Effect of Day Care on Children Because many stay at home mothers are entering the work force, there is a higher demand for day care centers for the mothers’ children. The topic of day care centers and whether they are beneficial to young children is becoming discussed more frequently. An increasing number of parents are becoming more cautious about the type of childcare they choose for their children. Some parents are adhering to the traditional way of raising their children by staying at home and caring for them. However, other parents have no other option other than to send their children to a day care facility due to both parents’ work schedules.
A few accreditation programs include NAEYC, The National Association for the Education of Young Children, NECPA, National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (Douglass 89-94); and specific to Pennsylvania, Keystone Stars. If a daycare receives NAYEC accreditation then they are the crème de la crème of early childhood programs. Parents recognize NAEYC accreditation as a mark of high quality and are more inclined to send their child to that daycare center. Centers that are NAEYC accredited have stronger team of teachers, administrators, and families working together to improve quality for children (Why NAEYC Accreditation). NECPA accreditation in child care center also attracts families to enroll their center there because they know their child will receive quality care. This accreditation program asses the quality of the adult and child interaction, staff framing, health and safety; physical environment, administration, and the parent and community relationships (Encouraging Quality, Recognizing Excellence). Keystone Stars is a continuous quality improvement program. It has four star levels, one meaning just beginning and four meaning the highest quality. Keystone Stars sets requirements for early childhood education program to promote the best learning environment and safest setting possible for each child. A Keystone Stars program provides children with individual attention, daily learning activities, a safe, friendly, and respectful environment; self-esteem, a well educated staff, and parent and community involvement (A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care). Accrediting programs is a way of child care centers providing the best possible care that promotes social, emotional, and cognitive development for young childre...
The Need for Quality Daycare Daycare has become a controversy because of the great quantity of advantages and disadvantages that it involves. While a very large number of parents have to rely on child care centers because of career ambitions or financial needs that only their jobs can fulfill, most child psychiatrists believe that the ideal growing environment for an infant is at home with the family. The problem is that choosing the right caregiver, a good substitute for the parents, is very hard, and the consequences of a wrong decision can be very detrimental to the child’s personality development. This choice depends on many factors like culture, education and especially income. In fact, the financial availability plays the most important role in the possibility to choose the child care with the highest quality, which means, the lowest danger of a negative impact on the infant.
There are many uncontrollable variables and limitations within studies that have been conducted on the effects of childcare inside and outside of the home which make the results difficult to assess. No two children are exactly alike within their personality traits or their home or daycare environment. Therefore it is not possible for these studies to get and exact answer to the questions which have been raised about the benefits and any ill effects that childcare outside the home may have on a child. In many of the studies conducted two main variables stood out the most within the quality of childcare. Children with strong familial support systems and daycares that employed teachers with higher education degrees such as bachelor or master’s degrees and provided them with a higher rate of pay...
Children who are in a daycare learn how to socialize and share the way they are supposed to. A child being at home all day with a parent doesn’t give them the exposure to kids and how to interact with them. A child who stays at home is so used to having everything mainly about them and no one else. It’s important to start sending your child to daycare before the age of one. I have had plenty of children come from being at home day in and day out and never were they around other kids for more than thirty minutes. They come to a classroom and see all these kids running and having fun and instead of the child joining in, they go to a corner and play by themselves. They were never exposed to that type of engagement and they didn’t know how to act around them. Some children do wonderful coming into a new environment like this, but most of the time it is a tough adjustment. Sending a child to daycare could enhance their communication and social skills with everyone other than their families and they are opened to trusting
child care setting (Wohlgenant, et al). This number is increasing and the need for child care continues to be more and more demanding. The big question is whether daycare centers, home care faculties, or the stay-at-home moms are the best choice for children? Overall daycare centers are more beneficial to children 's social, emotional, and educational development because of the centers ' tighter guidelines. About 57 percent of children are in some type of child care based in a daycare center, while 23 percent were cared for at home by a relative of some sort, and 12 percent are in home care facilities (Davidson 671). Over half of children
If we had a tool that would improve our children's performance in school and social settings, lower the crime rate, lower teenage pregnancy, and save taxpayers' money, who wouldn't want to use it? Preschool is that tool, but few people pay attention to or care about preschool's potential benefits. For many parents, preschool is a valuable asset, providing their children with social play, fun, and an experience within a school-like setting. Children in preschool learn social skills like respect for authority, listening, and sharing; they also benefit from interaction with peers, which results in improved language and relational skills. Unfortunately, many parents simply cannot afford the expensive cost of private preschools, and there are few other options. Children are valuable as the future of the country, but the government has largely ignored them. Whether at the federal or state level, the government needs to create a free preschool available to all families.
Well, most people would say that this is how only a few daycares are run. But many people would still state that kids who have not been in daycare have a better chance at a more enjoyable life than those who have. Susan Faludi, who frequently writes about women’s issues and is the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, promotes daycare as an enhancement in a child’s life. In her essay, The Kids Are All Right, she claims that kids who attend daycare are more social, experimental, self-assured, cooperative and creative. Faludi’s argument is convincing because she provides solid authoritative sources, gives personal experiences of other girls who have been in day care, and refutes other researchers claims.
In this paper I will be discussing how the experience of full-day, out-of-home daycare positively and negatively affects preschool children’s behaviors, school performance later in life, and relationships with both peers and superiors.
Another factor parents may not look into when finding a preschool is the curriculum that will be taught. “Despite decades of federal, state, and local programs intended to support young children’s preparation for schooling, children from low-income families continue to begin formal schooling at a disadvant...