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The Brave New World of Childcare
by Charles N. Siegel,
posted 28-Jul-98 on www.bconnex.net/~cspcc/daycare/brave.htm
 
But before we enter Aldous Huxley's Brave New World* and send an entire generation of children off to day care centers, we need to reflect a little more deeply on what such a radical departure in child-rearing practices would mean for the family and society...
a society where all the adults are at nine-to-five jobs and where all the children are at day-care centers, schools, or after-school programs all day, every day…(even though) two-thirds of those families would rather care for their own children if that were economically possible.
*A. Huxley's horrific science fiction novel's vision of the future, published in 1932
Category = Politics
Who’s Care by Penelope Leach
28-Jul-98

www.bconnex.net/~cspcc/daycare/care.htm
 
…there are "lollypop wards" offering emergency daycare when children's fevers and colds would otherwise keep them (and a parent) at home. Once we forget that babies need their mothers or beloved mother-figures, it is easy to forget that to put a sick baby into a stranger's hands is cruelty.
Category = Disease
Who’s Care by Penelope Leach
28-Jul-98

www.bconnex.net/~cspcc/daycare/care.htm
…childcare is low-paid, demanding work. In group settings employers fight to keep staff by improving conditions, but every concession to adult needs reduces fulfillment of children's. Split-shifts to cover the long nursery day reduce adult hours by doubling the number of people with whom babies must interact. Lunch breaks, sick leave, vacations and in-service training course, produce such constant staff movement that case studies suggest an average of seven different people a day and fifteen a week (some of them strangers "filling in") handling each child. And still they leave: the "mother figure" in charge of each "family group" may change three times in a year.
Category = Quality
Who’s Care by Penelope Leach
28-Jul-98

www.bconnex.net/~cspcc/daycare/care.htm
When you cope with two or three at once (as in a day-care), there is no way you can simultaneously respond to messages about milk, cuddles, and dropped toys. (ask anyone who has triplets). That is not something our present society readily acknowledges, though. After all, one-to-one care by someone outside the family offers no economies of scale*. If it releases anyone to fill the skill-shortage it does so only by leaving babies with less-skilled - or at least less well paid adults, an uncomfortably colonialist (exploitation of a weaker by a stronger) thought.
*Economies of scale - These occur when mass producing a good results in lower average cost.  The more of a good you produce, the less it costs for each additional unit.  for example, a plant that produces 1000 cars would be more efficient than a plant producing five cars.
Category = Quality

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