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Quotes from books about daycare - 1990-94, p8

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Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994

PART TWO: Children and Parents
Chapter 4: Daycare: Dreams and Nightmares, P80-81
The more economy of scale a daycare institution offers, the worse that care will be for the children.
Category = Economics
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994, P81
But childcare is so labor-intensive that any increase in (workers') salaries has a marked effect on total costs--and rapidly reverses economies of scale. Daycare centers are always expensive to run and the better they are, the more they cost.
Category = Economics
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994, P81
For parents, daycare centers have both practical and emotional advantages over "other family care." Children are a center's business, so parents assume that their child will be basically well cared for by people who know about safety and hygiene, nutrition and health, education and play. Because a center is a business, it can be more reliable than any individual: always open for its stated hours and days; never down with the flu...
And centers place few personal demands on parents who are already overstretched between home and work.
...a center asks little more of parents than their money, reasonable punctuality and a few civil words twice a day.
Category = Politics
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994,  P82
Most important of all, though, to policy-makers and parents alike, may be the perception of institutional daycare as "educational" and therefore positively advantageous to children. The popular image of group daycare is a nursery-school image. Whenever daycare issues are publicly debated, television screens are filled with pictures of three- and four-year-olds happily playing together in an enchanting child-scale world of bright rooms, tiny furniture and brilliantly colored "educational toys." These are the images that inform campaigns for more daycare places.
Category = Development, Politics
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994, P86
Even the best-intentioned and qualified stranger cannot (provide that vital sense of trust and growing empowerment) because however much she knows about babies in general, she knows nothing about this one.
Category = Quality

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