OPTION C: CHILD CARE
If you were considering leaving your three year-old child in a child care facility (family day care or child care center), what would be your major concerns? Why? Would your concerns be different, if your child were an infant? Explain. Would you prefer an academic or a child-centered preschool for your child? Why? My major concerns with leaving my toddler in a child care center would be that they are safe and well taken care of. I would hope caregivers would keep my child away from anything that could cause them harm. I would expect them to also care to the needs of my child and treat them with kindness. I would want caregivers to treat my child the same way they would be treated at home, with love …show more content…
As the book points out, “Worldwide, injuries cause millions of premature death among adults as well as children: Not until age 40 does any specific disease overtake accidents as a cause of mortality”.(Berger,2014,p.174) “ In the United States, for instance, twice as many children are seriously hurt before the age of six.”(Berger,2014,p.174) Toddlers are especially prone to accidents because they are still developing their motor skills and do not understand the risks that certain situations pose. I would be anxious if the daycare did not stress safety concerns.
My concerns would be a bit different if my child was an infant, as I would be much more worried that there needs were being met. I feel as infants are much more fragile than toddlers so they require extra attention. The book describes SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome as an infant's unexpected death. Seemingly healthy babies can suddenly stop breathing and die during their sleep. (Berger,2014,p.7) This would be a concern of mine. Although, it is not common in the U.S. it is still a risk if infants are not properly cared for. Infants are quite different than toddlers and require different care