ERIC Number: ED104533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Infant Day Care Debate: Not Whether But How.
Pizzo, Peggy Daly
This booklet describes the kinds of child care arrangements parents can currently make for children under three years of age. Some of the essential features of these arrangements are discussed: continuity of care, safe environments, consistency in parent and caregiver child-rearing values, stimulation for the children, social play, and some mechanisms for parent control which have the approval of both the parent and caregiver. The advantages and disadvantages of eight types of child care arrangements are examined: (1) live-out caregiver, (2) live-in babysitter, (3) exchange babysitting, (4) neighborhood group day care, (5) work-based group care, (6) family day care, (7) playgroup, and (8) minicenters. Suggestions for reducing some of the disadvantages are offered. (SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.