Ecology of Nonparental Child Care (What to look for when selecting a day…
Ecology of Nonparental Child Care
Findings from the Early Child Care Research Network (2001)
One year later in kindergarten there is a relationship between aggressive behavior and out of home care.
more time in child care was a predictor of externalizing of problems.
More time spent in child care was a predictor of more aggression problems
Four rating levels and percentage levels for out-of-home-care in the United States
Positive caregiving is somewhat characteristic 30%
Positive caregiving is somewhat characteristic 50%
Positive caregiving is highly characteristic-9%
Positive caregiving is very uncharacteristic 8%
Caregivers or early childhood teachers who implement developmentally appropriate practices must know:
how to teach curriculum based on child development
how to collaborate with families
Components of optimal quality child care
a setting that keeps the child safe, secure, and healthy;
activities that help the child develop emotionally, socially, mentally, and physically.
a caregiver who provides warm, loving care and guidance for the child and works with the family to ensure that the child develops in the best way possible;
Child Care Options
Home child center
Industry or university care
Alternate work schedules
What to look for when selecting a day care provider
Quality of Care
Dallin H. Oaks, “Focus and Priorities”
"Time together is necessary but not sufficient. Priorities
should govern us in the precious time we give to our family
Gordon B. Hinckley, “Family Home Evening
"Let us place higher priority on family prayer, family
scripture study, and family home evenings and eliminate those activities that fill our lives with worldliness and evil."
Children's needs must be the chief concern in both parents careers and financial decisions.