OK, this is just a bunch of notes, but it's better than what was here before. -- The Anomei think you need to put some info about the largest one in the USA
Reply To Above
Separated To Show It Is Not Part Of Above
What about the largest one in England, Australia, Germany, etc, etc. Think Global perspective not American perspective.--Yendor72 00:19, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
I think this 'childcare' article and the 'daycare' article should be merged - they seem to be covering the same thing - but I'm not experienced enough to do anything about it Lea 22:59, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Au Pair Program
In searching through this site, i see that many people are looking for childcare. Not sure if my advise will mean anything to you, but her goes.
My family recently accepted Olga an au pair to our home and I cannot tell you how amazing she has been to my children. I have two boys Matthew 7 and Ian 10; both are healthy and happy energtic kids. It has been hard the past few years since I spilt with my husband and been jumping from daycare to daycare to find the right fit. Finally, a friend suggested that i get an au pair...to be honest I was scared and didn't know where to begin. She told me to try Cultural Care, who she found her past 4 au pairs from. I can tell you she has never been more right, I was desperate and just looking for a good person to care for my boys. The person who matched me spent an hour on the phone with me before she showed me an applicant.
After two weeks of going back and forth with myself-I finally decided upon Olga; the first girl i was shown. If you are considering any program like this, I highly recommend checking cultural care.
Text to merge
An article's AfD was suggested to be merged here. I've left the old article on Talk:Childcare/merge, please use any of it which would be appropriate for the article. Seraphimblade Talk to me 09:12, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Having the first paragraph under the lead be a trivial set of notes on spelling seemed a little absurd to me and detracted from the content about the subject itself. However people may actually be interested in when different usages are acceptable so I moved the notes about AP style to the footnotes/references section and made it clear both are acceptable by including the alternate spelling in the lead. If someone can think of a better way to handle this please suggest. -- Siobhan Hansa 12:04, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
- This needs more detail and some references, because it seems dubious that both are "common, acceptable spelling of the word." According to my Canadian Oxford Dictionary, "childcare" is a British spelling. —Michael Z. 2007-07-30 18:16 Z
There are some good articles on care.com. It will be good to add the following link to this page:
- Those don't seem like particularly suitable articles for an encyclopedia. I look at 6 and they were all brief and fairly basic How-tos. External links should provide information that is more analytical about child-care and its impact on the world, and normally in a treatment that would be inappropriate in the encyclopedia article itself. Also there was also nothing I could see about where the information came from, Care.com isn't a well respected, NPOV authority on childcare. The site seems to be a listing service for care providers - this makes them a non-neutral source. While this doesn't preclude their ability to provide neutral or good information, we'd need clearer information on where the pieces come from (i.e. which experts opinion is it) in order to judge. -- SiobhanHansa 13:21, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
The Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide is a good child care resource. http://www.cfw.tufts.edu/topic/2/147.htm
The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. The WebGuide, a not-for-profit resource, was based on parent and professional feedback, as well as support from such noted child development experts as David Elkind, Edward Zigler, and the late Fred Rogers. Topics cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence. The WebGuide selects sites that have the highest quality child development research and that are parent friendly.
The child care page of the site offers a wealth of early childhood education and preschool resource such as articles, research and practical advice for parents and professionals. These websites provide cost/benefit analyses and information on evaluating early childhood programs, information about child care, the transition to kindergarten and much more. Teamme 14:38, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
- Not bad, lots of useful links to national sites across the world. WLU 15:24, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Request a Link
Perhaps a link to the Wilkepedia page about Magda Gerber, a prominent Infant Care Specialist, would be good. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magda_Gerber I'm embarressed to say I don't myself know how to put in a link. Ste11aeres (talk) 03:45, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
I think that there is a lot of bias in this article...especially the link to the reference about the negative effects of childcare. There are many others that would show the many positive effects. The statements about the benefits of the different types of care all seem like opinion more than fact. Moellea (talk) 19:45, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
The paragraph about the YMCA sounds like an advertisement for the YMCA. It makes unverifiable statements about the outcomes of YMCA care, such as: "Babies develop trust and security"Ste11aeres (talk) 03:11, 10 February 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ste11aeres (talk • contribs) 03:07, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Child safety split
I propose to change Child safety to be a separate page where people who want to write about that, can do so, distinct from "care" which is here.
- Seconded. How has this issue been unadressed for so long? ~Skywarp 19:10, 26 June 2014 (UTC)