Talk:Child care

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Lots of notes[edit]

OK, this is just a bunch of notes, but it's better than what was here before. -- — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Anome (talkcontribs) 23:00, 6 December 2003‎

i think you need to put some info about the largest one in the USA— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 11:49, 27 August 2006‎

How is this relatable to the subject? (talk) 01:37, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Separated To Show It Is Not Part Of Above[edit]

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 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.

Hope this helps someone —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:20, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Text to merge[edit]

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)

Chilcare/child care[edit]

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

Request to add a link[edit]

There are some good articles on 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, 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)

Request a link[edit]

The Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide is a good child care resource.

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[edit]

Perhaps a link to the Wilkepedia page about Magda Gerber, a prominent Infant Care Specialist, would be good. 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 (talkcontribs) 03:07, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Child safety split[edit]

This article is not about child safety. A link has just been added to Child Safety Perth which is quite out of place, however I see that Child safety redirects here.

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.

-- Rixs (talk) 18:01, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Seconded. How has this issue been unadressed for so long? ~Skywarp 19:10, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
I deleted the redirects. Child safety is now a standalone page, but is empty. ~ Skywarp 19:20, 26 June 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Some big changes[edit]

I want to change the title "Value of unpaid childcare" to "benefits if childcare", delete the content for being either irrelevant or a value judgement, and move the title up and put it under Effects of childcare marking the beneficial effects of childcare that have already been described there. Is it OK if I do these changes? And am I allowed to split the Effects on child development from Common types since it is not a type of healthcare? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:35, 13 September 2015 (UTC) Can I also when I'm at it compress the information? It looks as if the purpose is to convince me. I want to pick up the stuff that is relevant and delete the rest which shows a bias.

Things To Add[edit]

Hi there! Me and three other friends are taking an education course and would like to add some paragraphs on childcare for our project! Some of our top ideas to add would be, siblings caring for siblings (or children caring for other children) and how teachers can care for their students. We do have credible sources. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikED701 (talkcontribs) 01:23, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

new section- "cultural differences"[edit]

My group and I will be doing some work on this page to be more culturally inclusive. As of right now the page focuses largely on western ideals of childcare (ie paid facilities and people, babysitters). We are looking at moving "England" and "US" from "Types" to a new section, "cultural differences" which will explore a wider range of child care practices. Our sources are credible and will be cited on the page. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikED701 (talkcontribs) 19:52, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Importance of and biased information[edit]

Not everything in the article is relevant. One of the sections that seemed out of place was the “Children caring for adults” because this does not pertain to childcare rather than to the concept of children caring for adults. One of the sections that seems out of place is the “Childcare infection” because it is just placed into the page and then goes back to discussing what childcare is and the differences between it. The section about “learning stories” distracted me because the whole article focuses on the different types of childcare, but this section then goes on to talk about a specific mechanism that is used in child care settings. Yes the article is biased (This is noted in the talk page). When referencing the different types of childcare, some of the statements seem more opinion rather than facts. Such as the pros and cons are more opinion based rather than on facts. This can also be seen when the effects of childcare are discussed. Samnegrete (talk) 01:49, 13 February 2018 (UTC)