Infant Child Care

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Some of the fears and believes that parents have are: that child care harms children, that child care erodes family values, that children would not maintain the attachment to their parents, that parents know best what is best for the children, and that early childhood education is too expensive and parents would not be able to afford it. So let’s review each of them to discover the truth behind these believes and fears (Cleveland & Krashinsky).

A common fear of misconception is that child care harms children; this fear might have been caused by ECE’ers who had poor practice and were the quality of care and education was very bad. When child care is low quality it can impact the child in a negative way, but when the child care is high quality the child has very positive effects. For example, there was a Caroline Abecedarian experiment where the children were placed in a high quality daycare from infancy to 5 years old and these children were monitored until 21 years of age. These children showed higher cognitive abilities, better health and higher incomes; all these benefits are higher than the cost of high quality child care. Also high quality child care can help offset the negative effects of dysfunctional families on children (Cleveland & Krashinsky).
Some parents fear that child care centers might communicate liberal or secular values and believes in their children when their values are stricter; for this reason some parents refuse to put their children in child care. This fear is not founded because parents are the most influential people in the child’s life even when children spend much time in a care center; the child will continue to follow the values of his / her family. Also for the parents that are concerned about exposing their child to different values it would be helpful to take the time to research care centers and enroll their child in one that has similar values to their own (Cleveland & Krashinsky).
Some parents fear that the



References: Cleveland, G., & Krashinsky, M. (2003). Fact and Fantasy: Eight Myths about Early Childhood Education and Care Summary. The Early Childhood Educator, N/A (N/A), 18-23 Goelman, H. (2006,). Time to Get Past Child Care Myths. The Province, p. N/A McMullen, M. B. (1999). Achieving Best Practices in Infant and Toddler Care and Education. Young Children, N/A (N/A), 69-76. NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. (2002). Early child care and children 's development prior to school entry: Results from the NICHD study of early child care. American Educational Research Journal, 39, 133-164. Schiller, Pam. "Bright Beginnings for Babies." Child Care Information Exchange 3.3 (2003): 8-11. Print Statistics Canada: Canada 's national statistical agency. (n.d.). Statistics Canada: Canada 's national statistical agency / Statistique Canada: Organisme statistique national du Canada. Retrieved June 19, 2011, from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

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