Choosing the Best Daycare

Selecting the right childcare setting is one of the most difficult and important tasks parents face. These titles, from our digital collections, can help you decide whether you are considering in-home daycare, family daycare or a daycare center.

Review provided by OverDrive
This is a user-friendly book that speaks to the realities, challenges, and needs of daily life with rambunctious, enthusiastic, unpredictable toddlers in group settings, thus increasing the quality of toddler care. This book highlights informative and real-life examples, with immediate takeaway action steps that detail solutions and resources for practice.

Review provided by Hoopla
Rationale for Child Care Services presents a cogent introduction to the history, needs, and major concerns in childcare, and suggests the basic and essential components of a comprehensive program including planning, organizing, and funding. Foreword by Senator Walter M. Mondale, Vice President, Senator, and Ambassador to Japan. Contributors include Mary D. Keyserling, Therese W. Lansburgh, Dr. Dorothy Hewes, Jeanada Nolan, Gertrude Hoffman, Jule M Sugarman, William L. Pierce, Glen P. Nimnicht, Elizabeth Haas, and Dr. Stevanne Auerbach.

Review provided by Hoopla
If you're a new parent (or just new to looking for child care), the many options and choices available can be overwhelming. Most people think of a daycare facility when the concept of childcare is considered, but there are actually many other options, including ones you probably never knew existed. Child care can generally be divided into two broad categories: care in your own home by a provider or care in an outside facility. Within each of these lie a number of choices. Care in your home can be provided by anyone from a family member to a live-in nanny to a part-time babysitter. Outside care choices include small home daycares and large centers. The costs and services vary from provider to provider. Arranging for childcare when you can't be there is not only a practical issue but an emotional one too. The decision to leave your child with someone else is a tough one that many parents struggle with. They want to make sure they choose the best care for their child - one that provides a safe, stimulating, comfortable environment in which the child will thrive and learn.

Review provided by OverDrive
Childhood is our primary launching pad, a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other when we gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that we remain adaptable. This book weaves together the thinking of philosophers from across the ages who make the unsettling assertion that with the passage of time we are apt to shrink mentally, emotionally, and cognitively. If we follow what has become an all-too-common course, we denature our original nature—which brims with curiosity, empathy, reason, wonder, and a will to experiment and understand—and we regress, our sense of who we are will become fuzzier and everyone in our orbit will pay a price.

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