Home Daycare Research Paper

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Why I Chose Commercial Over In Home Childcare You spend your days and nights feeding, rocking, changing, and snuggling your new baby, doing your best to sleep when they sleep. It’s a rough couple of weeks with a newborn, but you love every minute of it and you know all too soon you’ll have to return to work and leave that delicate, precious little person with a caregiver. There are various options out there: family, friends, in home daycares, and commercial daycare centers. Which option do you choose? Commercial daycare centers are safer, have added reliability, and provide a quality of care unmatched by their competitors. All licensed daycares, be it in home or commercial, are required by the state to run background checks and fingerprint …show more content…
In home daycares are typically operated by a single person. Obviously, there will be times when the caregiver can’t have eyes on all children. There are bathroom breaks, preparing meals, and unless there is one dedicated room for the daycare, children will be spread throughout the house. These are abounding opportunities for injuries. Commercial daycares have licensing rules that prohibit staff from leaving the threshold of a room that is occupied by children. Having only one provider also removes some of the checks and balances provided by a commercial setting. In a large center, there are multiple staff in each room, an on-site coordinator, and a director at the bare minimum. Copious sets of eyes on all of the employees. With an in home center, there is usually just a single provider. Who will catch inappropriate or abusive behavior in that situation? No one will until it’s too …show more content…
This allows teachers to easily plan age appropriate activities and it also allows children to interact and learn through their peers with certain staff to child ratio requirements. In home centers merely have a maximum capacity. For example, a level “A” child development home is allowed to have up to eight children not counting the providers own school aged children (Requirements For the Different Types of Child Care Providers). I personally have three school aged children so if I was an in home provider, I could have eleven children under my sole supervision. That is a great deal of children. For commercial centers, the state of Iowa limits infants and one year olds to a ratio of one staff to four children, two year olds to a ratio of one staff to six children, three year olds to a ratio of one staff to 8 children, and four year olds to a ratio of one staff to twelve children. With rooms grouped by age and ratio requirements, I feel that commercial centers have an edge over the quality of care they

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