Home-Based and Center-Based Child Care Term Paper

Home-Based and Center-Based Child Care
This paper looks at positive and negative aspects of home-based and center-based child care.
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In this article, the writer notes that child care is a complex rising topic that has become more of a trend in recent years. The use of child care is a choice from the family that can be due for various reasons. Common reasons are because both parents hold occupations and therefore need a caregiver for their child during the day, and also parents who want to spend time with each other without the presence of their child. The writer discusses that no matter what the reasoning may be, there are several aspects to consider when choosing care for a child and in regards to child care in general. The writer discusses that advantages and disadvantages exist for child care based in an institution or home and that ensuring the child with quality care is a must.

From the Paper:

"Home based and center based child care are the two main types of existing care options. Home based child care was popular amongst the families in the Child Care in Cultural Context study because it gave them the choice of selecting a particular care giver, rather than in a center based care facility where there are multiple care providers. Along with this benefit, many more are associated with home based child care. Generally, the owner of the day care is the main provider so they are always present. A fewer number of children are present which leads to more individualized attention. The children in the home can be of mixed age groups thus encouraging interaction of different levels of stimulation. Scheduling for food and naps are typically more flexible than in center care facilities, so the child's typical routine can be integrated while out of their own home. Also, home based day care centers are often less expensive for the families."

Sample of Sources Used:

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