Non-Parental Child Care

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Non-Parental Child Care

Kiana R. Hoover

SOC 312: Child, Family & Society

Instructor: Kara O’Brien

February 13, 2012

Non-Parental childcare is very important for many different reasons. It helps working parents attend to their child’s needs when they themselves can’t do so. Non-Parental childcare helps teach and mold children from an early age. It also helps children learn how to become self reliant earlier rather than latter on down the road. I went to a type of non-parental daycare facility it was fun and I was excited to go. I will talk about 3 different types of non-parental child care facilities which are childcare small childcare facility with 12 kids or less, childcare in a center with 30 or more kids, unrelated childcare in the kid’s home. I will then analyze the influences that non-parental childcare has on psychological, social and cognitive development on the children. There are many ways that parents provide for the care of their children during work-times. The setting for child care is a home or a center. The home may be the child’s own home, a relative’s (grandparent, aunt, etc.) home, or the home of an unrelated person. The individual caring for the child in the child’s own home may be the parent, a relative, or an unrelated person such as a babysitter. Home care can include the simultaneous care of many children from many families. Home care is sometimes referred to as family day care, even though the family may not be the child’s own family. I went to Head Start and I loved every minute of it because I felt like I was a big girl and I was going to big kid school just like my big brother. Head Start made me self reliant and excited to learn. In home day care is very popular today a small daycare facility that holds 12 children or less can be found in any middle class neighborhood. Small daycare facilities are good for…...

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