Child Center Care Vs. Care by Family Argumentative Essay by Suzannah

Child Center Care Vs. Care by Family
This paper discusses child care options and looks at the development of children who attended child care centers compared with those in family care.
# 98236 | 3,054 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2007 | FR

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In this article, the writer notes that the question over who should care for children is once again being debated throughout North America, with many advocating that very young children be raised with either their mothers or a close member of the family instead of attending child care centers. The writer discusses research indicating that the poor quality of care given in existing centers throughout the United States is the reason for problems within the classroom, as children who attend these care centers are believed to have both development and social problems. The writer concludes that the important point of the debate over child care should be how to ensure quality care for children whose parents have to work, or have chosen to work, through understanding and enabling effective and positive child development and growth within center-based childcare.

An Overview of Child Care in the United States
Contemporary Childcare in the United States
Towards an Effective Child Care System

From the Paper:

"The changes in society over the past few decades have completely transformed the contemporary world, mainly through the consequences of warfare and the recent advancements in technology, which has also changed the lives of women. Accounting for almost half of the nation's workforce, a vast majority of them either are already mothers or will be, which means that something needs to be done about the childcare situation in America. Although center-based childcare is not, perhaps, the ideal situation for mothers and their children, most parents have little choice."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Canadian Parents, Online Article, The Pros and Cons of In-home vs. Out-of-Home Childcare2004. Information retrieved 07/06/2007.<>Article considering both options of childcare - center and home.
  • Downs, Susan W., and Costin, Lela and McFadden, Emily (1996). Child welfare and family services: policies and practice (Fifth Edition) (1995). London: Longman Group, Ltd.This book argues for the need of better childcare facilities and practices.
  • Online Article, Focus on Early Childhood Education, 2007. Information retrieved 07/10/2007. <>Article talking about the disparities between rich and poor within childcare.
  • Gerald, Patricia, 1972. The Three Faces of Day Care, in The Future of the Family, edited by Louise Kapp Howe, 268-282. New York: Simon and SchusterBook discussing day care and the future of the family. Argues for better services.
  • Jay Belsky, Online Article, National Child Debate, 2007. Information retrieved 07/06/2007. <>This web site argues against childcare centers.

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