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Quotes from books about daycare - 1980-1984, p12

 

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The Day Care Decision
What's Best for You and Your Child
by William & Wendy Dreskin,
1983, p 140
Government day care programs are very expensive to run, especially infant care programs, where there must be a high ratio of adults to babies. Some countries, like the USSR*, which vigorously promoted day care for infants, have backed off from that position, realizing that home care is cheaper. In Czechoslovakia, the "Russian system" of Monday-to-Friday round-the-clock day care fell into disrepute when damaging psychological effects were discovered...
*USSR - The former Soviet Union
Category =   Caregiver, Economics, Politics, Quality
The Day Care Decision
What's Best for You and Your Child
by William & Wendy Dreskin,
1983, p 140-141
Day care in the U.S. is expensive, especially infant care, and it is no less expensive when the government picks up the bill.
(Yet, despite millions of dollars spent), all the combined federal programs did not come close to achieving their modest goal of providing day care for low-income families. Now much of the cost of child care has been shifted to state governments, but the high cost remains the same.
Category =   Caregiver, Economics, Politics
The Day Care Decision
What's Best for You and Your Child
by William & Wendy Dreskin,
1983, p 141-142
Full-time day care, no matter how heavily funded, is not an answer, because it comes from looking at only half the problem.
A recent government report on day care summarized the problems of the working mother and her family without once mentioning the subject of emotional needs of children or the possibility of a working mother wanting to spend more time with her child. Of course, the possibility that early separation from parents for forty or fifty hours a week might have a harmful effect on children was not even hinted at. These omissions say a great deal about the (U.S. Government's) perspective on the problem....
Category =   Caregiver, Economics, Politics, Quality

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Quotes from books about daycare - 1980-1984, p12

 

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