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This paper discusses the needs of children attending a day care center. The paper looks at the physical, social and emotional needs in a toddler that need to be catered to and how important it is that the day care center provide the toddler with the necessary care and education. The paper also discusses problems with day care centers, in terms of government requirements, availability and teacher education. The paper also supports the importance of a desegregated approach to education and care where children from diverse backgrounds mix together.
From the Paper:"Toddlers and preschoolers need to learn reading and math skills through everyday events such as cooking and playing with blocks, and telling stories and reading books. Caregivers should help children learn acceptable manner to act, sharing, resolving conflicts and using words not physical behavior. High-quality centers also give time for less-structured activities for exercise, creativity, interaction with other children and problem-solving skills. Both in and outdoor environments must be uncluttered and well organized, consisting of a variety of materials for developing large and small muscles, creative activities and age-appropriate play."
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- National-Louis University. Center for Early Childhood Leadership (2001). "Who's Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois." Wheeling, IL:
- Zaman, A., & Ruhul, M. (2003) Ethnic composition of the clientele and the managerial challenges of private urban child care centers: Some strategic implications Education. [electronic version]
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