In-Home Vs. Center-Based Childcare Term Paper by Aesahaettr

In-Home Vs. Center-Based Childcare
A look at whether center-based care or in-home care is the ideal environment for young children.
# 109020 | 1,555 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 12, 2008 in Education (Early Childhood)

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The paper considers both the advantages and disadvantages of center-based care and in-home care. The paper is of the opinion that sending a child to center-based care will create the better environment for the child's development. The paper offers this perspective to Kishta, a mother of a young child and concludes that although this is his personal view, not every family is the same, nor is every child and therefore each child's situation should be analyzed individually.

Positive Effects of Center-Based Childcare
Negative Effects of Center-Based Childcare
Positive Effects of In-Home Childcare
Negative Effects of In-Home Childcare
My Position
My Advice to Kishta

From the Paper:

"When a couple has a child, a major decision is how to care for the child on a daily basis. Traditionally, the mother will stay home to provide child care until school age is reached. Alternatively, some parents may choose to send their children to center-based childcare instead of staying at home. The main benefit of center-based care is that both parents can maintain employment, providing dual incomes. Some argue that the benefits of home-based care include a more secure attachment with the child, however one can claim that as long as a steady environment is kept both at home and at a day care provider, then the parent-child relationship will not suffer. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rolling Lb, Belsky J. 1993. Maternal employment: parent, infant and contextual characteristics related to maternal employment decisions in the first year of infancy. Family Relations 42: 4-12
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