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Quotes from books about daycare - 1990-94, p9

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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, P87-88
But the pain of separations we arrange and connive at every time we change caregivers or leave a baby in the daycare center that has new staff--again--or with an agency babysitter she has never seen, may not be as different (from the loss of a mother) as we assume.
Category = Behavior

 
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994,  P88
WHY NURSERIES AND DAYCARE CENTERS SELDOM MEET THOSE INFANT NEEDS
That vital continuous one-to-one attention can rarely be achieved in group care, however excellent the facility may be. Babies in their first year need one primary adult each, and while that may be inconvenient, it is not very surprising. Human beings do not give birth to litters but almost always to single babies. Women can only just feed two at a time (ask any mother of twins) and cannot single-handedly care for more (ask any mother of triplets). No amount of "training" enables a nursery worker to do better.
...And that is three. How many daycare centers really offer a 1:3 adult-child ratio?
Category = Quality
 
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994, P88
In most countries, the majority of daycare centers for infants are not excellent. How could they be? The work is underpaid and undervalued, as well as demanding, so it neither attracts nor keeps high-quality staff.
Category = Quality
 
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994, P89
In most EEC* countries, however, it is rare for those who work in daycare centers with this age group to have childcare qualifications of any kind and in many countries even the basic educational requirements for entry to the work are minimal.
*EEC - Now known as the European Community
Category = Quality, Regulations
 
Children First
What our society must do--and is not doing--for our children today
by Penelope Leach 1994,  P89
In the United States, where federal standards have been abolished and each state makes its own childcare regulations, the current situation is best summed up by the researchers who studied comparative licensing: "The possibility of having a 'qualified' staff is virtually non-existent....In a majority of states, the existing regulations allow these very young children to be cared for by a staff that would have a mean age of 18, has not graduated from high school, and has no previous day-care experience."
Category = Quality, Regulations

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