Child Welfare and Family

2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 61% of American children between the ages of 4 months and 3 years have spent time in non-parental daycare. In this Seminar, we discuss the pros and cons of putting very young children in the care of adults other than their parents.

Complete the Option 2 written assignment that follows. Your responses to the questions below should be composed in complete sentences and paragraphs and be 200–300 words in length.

Come to Seminar prepared to discuss:

1. What do you think are the different kinds of child care settings available to infants and very young children?

2. Which of these do you think is the most beneficial for the parents and the children? Why?
3. Did you go to preschool or day care when you were younger? Why or why not? How did/or could you have benefitted from such an experience?
4.What are some drawbacks to young children being in child care before attending school?