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Quotes from books about daycare - 1995-99, p3

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Mother in the Middle Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars, by Deborah Shaw Lewis &
Charmaine Crouse Yoest
1996, p. 149
In the April 25, 1995 issue of Woman's Day magazine, writer Beth Levine talked about the challenge of finding acceptable day care for her son:
Day care in America is such a hodgepodge, antiquated affair that parents are forced to take a leap of faith with the well-being of their child that they wouldn't take with any other part of their lives....
These people are strangers. You wouldn't give them the keys to your house....You wouldn't tell them your cash card (PIN code) number. And yet you are supposed to hand them your child and feel OK about it?
Category = Caregiver, Quality
Mother in the Middle Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars, by Deborah Shaw Lewis &
Charmaine Crouse Yoest
1996, p. 149
In the University of Colorado study, parents greatly over-estimated the quality of care their child was receiving. Even at centers that were rated poor to mediocre by the study observers, 90 percent of the parents rated their child's day care as "very good."
Category = Caregiver
, Quality
Mother in the Middle Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars, by Deborah Shaw Lewis &
Charmaine Crouse Yoest
1996, p. 150
Many parents settle for what day care they can find, however inadequate, and hope for the best. But underneath it all, most mothers who use day care wonder what happens during the day when they are not there.
Category = Caregiver, Quality
Mother in the Middle Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars, by Deborah Shaw Lewis &
Charmaine Crouse Yoest
1996, p. 150
Another issue in day care is the adult-to-child ratio. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has set standards for this. Their recommendations: one adult for every three to four infants...
One adult to four babies? consider that one-to-four scenario for a few moments. Dorothy Conniff, who has worked in the day care field for twenty years, considered the challenge and began to add up the time figures (for Feeding, Diapering, and Cleanup).
In a typical eight-and-a-half hour day, that adds up to seven hours and twenty minutes spent on the simple physical necessities of the babies. And that's if the babies stay on schedule...
Obviously, such a schedule is not realistic. In group infant care based on even this four-to-one ratio, babies will not be changed every two hours, and they will probably not be held while they're fed.  (Follow this link for more information: Do the Math)
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