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Infant Daycare: The Critical Issues


Infant Daycare: The Critical Issues

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Explains how infants and children form attachments and the effects of daycares and outside babysitters.
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Material Type: Reference Material
Date Added to MERLOT: April 22, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 17, 2006
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Colleen Yates
15 years ago

Colleen Yates (Student)

I reviewed the material on the web link rather thoroughly, including reading the
related articles and forum links in the left hand column. I then reviewed the
main page of this website, Kids Source (, and its? contents.
I spend approximately 2 hours reviewing and reading this website.

The web pages on infant day care and the relevant links were informative but,
outdated. The most recent studies cited are from 1984-87. For example, the
site gives a very interesting statistic that 47% of mothers with children under
2 years are working mothers. That information is insightful, but from 1984.
Can anyone find a more recent statistic on the subject from another site? One
helpful web page was a "Survival Information for Babysitters" template which
provides babysitters with a concise look at all of the information they could
need in an emergency. The potential effectiveness of this specific series of
web pages site in enhancing teaching and learning is limited due to the lack of
recent data. This is unfortunate as the content is organized well and easy to

Technical Remarks:

First time users will find this site easy to navigate. The forums section has
great potential for parents and expectant parents. They can post a question on a
topic of concern for others to lend them advice.

Avatar for Amanda Hazelton
15 years ago

Amanda Hazelton (Student)

I spent a good amount of time reviewing the materials in this website. I think
that the content of this sight is high quality. Information that isn't included
in the site can be found by some of the links on the sight. This is not
however one of the most educational sights out there. The material is presented
well, but there are even more issues surronding child day care.

Technical Remarks:

This sight can be used by a first time user with no problems.

Avatar for Cheryl Meneilly
15 years ago

Cheryl Meneilly (Student)

I didn't spend a lot of time reviewing the materials because it wasn't really
long. This was high quality because the sources were cited. I don't know if it
would be effective in enhancing teaching and learning because there are many
facts but the studies give mixed results and the research findings are not

Technical Remarks:

I think that first time users would find this easy to use.

Avatar for Meta Mangulis
15 years ago

Meta Mangulis (Student)

The information presented in this site is clear and well thought out. The links
to other articles are relevant and timely.

Avatar for   Albrecht
15 years ago

Albrecht (Student)

I spent about a half an hor reviewing this material, and I believe it is
beneficial to people that are interested in sending their child to a daycare. I
believ there is high quality to this website. This site has much information
for a parent to learn from, and the material seems fairly easy to obtain.

Technical Remarks:

I did not come to any problems connecting with this web site. I believe this
site was well put together.

Avatar for Cyndy Otty
15 years ago

Cyndy Otty (Student)

While not a very interactive site, it has a LOT of material about day care and
the different issues revolving around it. I found it very interesting. While not
necessarily a topic that would be taught to many -- college students and
professors may find it an interesting resource for a topic in class. The site is
basically a reference tool, so there is little emphasis on applied or active
learning. While, it still is an excellent site.

Avatar for Ellen Weintraub
15 years ago

Ellen Weintraub (Student)

I spent about 20-30 minutes on this site because it is chock full of information
on daycare. I feel this site is very informative especially to those of us
studying child development or those of us who are mothers.