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Quotes from books about daycare - 1995-99, p30

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Early Childcare:  Infants and Nations at Risk by Dr. Peter Cook, 1996, Chapter 9, Some Other Child Care Issues and Risks, P142 Extensive non-parental care in infancy is without long-term precedent in humans or any other mammals.
...The burden of proof that such changes in the early environment of infants are safe should be on those who advocate them...
...As in medicine, the precautionary principle of primum non nocere - "first and foremost do no harm" - should apply.
Category = Quality
Early Childcare:  Infants and Nations at Risk by Dr. Peter Cook, 1996, P142-143 ...Children have given no consent
We noted earlier that repeated studies have shown that infants prefer their mothers to day carers*, so we have no reason to suppose that they would consent to forgo their normal birthright of being reared by their parents, relatives and friends, and consent to spending most of their waking hours in child care centres.

Harsman's observations support the view that infants are the involuntary, and usually protesting, subjects of this experiment to replace their daily experiences of mothering with child care of quality that cannot be controlled. Very young children are guinea pigs** in the child care industry's social experiment in proxy child rearing, being recruited without their consent in their most vulnerable years.
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*Carers- Caregivers
**Guinea pigs = test animals
Category = Quality
Early Childcare:  Infants and Nations at Risk by Dr. Peter Cook, 1996, P143 In a medical setting it is negligent to withhold such information of risk, and could readily lead to litigation. People are rightly angry if they are denied the option of information about risks in medical procedures or prescriptions. Is daycare different because criticism of day care is politically incorrect...?
Category = Politics
Early Childcare:  Infants and Nations at Risk by Dr. Peter Cook, 1996, P143 Risks should be acknowledged. Day care advocates have no mandate to obscure or conceal them. It is unjustifiable and patronising* to say that informing parents of these risks will induce guilt, and therefore we should keep them in ignorance of risks which they might be unwilling to accept if they understood them. Most parents are very careful about exposing their children to any unnecessary risks.
*patronizing = disrespectful & insulting
Category = Politics

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