Essay on The Controversial Issue On Institutional Childcare

951 Words Jan 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Over the past week there has been a lot of new material that I’ve had to learn. While it may have been a hard a times, the information we have learned is very important. In the Taking Sides book, I learned about the controversial issue on institutional childcare. Greg Parks believes yes, institutional childcare is good for children. The research he used to back up his claim was, The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project. In this project they used 123 high-risk African-American children. Of those 123 kids, 58 of them were put into a group that went to preschool 2.5 hours a day for 2 years, while the other 65 kids were in the control group that did not attend preschool. After many years of watching to see how the kids grew up they found out that: there was less delinquency, longer marriages, less kids born out of wedlock, preformed better in school, and had a higher socioeconomic status amongst the group of kids that attended an institutional childcare. On the opposing side, T. Berry Brazelton and Stanley I. Greenspan say that it’s not good for children to attend an institutional childcare. They used What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish to back up their claim. They discuss how the most important thing a child needs is love and affection, and they don’t receive that in an institutional childcare. Most people who work at a childcare facility don’t care about the children or pay enough attention to them. Some of the reasons for that are the high turnover rate,…

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