Daycare: The Nurturing Surrogate Parent Essay

Daycare: The Nurturing Surrogate Parent
A paper describing how daycare can be beneficial to a child's development.
# 22954 | 1,859 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent)

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Since the increase in single parent families and dual income families, daycare has become a necessity for some households. The paper shows that through many sources and scientific tests, it has been proven that daycare has no negative effects on a child's well-being, and can actually help develop some necessary social skills for interaction with other children. The paper discusses the history of daycare, gives a contemporary definition and then shows the arguments for and against the use of daycare.

From the Paper:

"In addition, there are advantages to each specific type of daycare. In-home care provides continuity and stability, as the child stays in the home all day. The child will also be able to follow his or her own schedule for meals and naps, and not deviate from the weekdays to the weekends (Berezin 13). Family daycare offers a comfortable place for a child to stay all day, while away from his or her house. The family daycare can also offer a small group of playmates for the child (Berezin 14). Childcare centers usually have on staff professionals that have studied development. In addition, there are plenty of other children at centers who can play with and socialize with the child. Finally, the childcare center will offer more of a range of activities that may not be available at home (Berezin 16)."

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