What is day care for?

What is day care for?

There are 42 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 29, 2009, titled What is day care for?. In it, Newsday reports that:

Diann Cameron Kelly is an assistant professor at the Adelphi University School of Social Work.

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WorriedWorkingMo m

Bronx, NY

#1 Mar 29, 2009
The author is mistaken--the Carousel School was never licensed to provide child care for any aged child. It got a charter to operate a private nursery school back in the 1950's and has never had the regular--some say grueling--oversight that child care centers do. Unfortunately, in New York, nursery schools are not required to have ANY kind of oversight unless they are open more than three hours a day, which means unsafe facilities and staff with no background checks is commonplace. But many of the programs that take kids more than three hours per day ignore the rules, too, which is why they can charge less than child care programs. The rating system would be great, as long as it is applied to all early childhood programs, no matter what age children they take and no matter how many hours per day they are open.
What A Country

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Mar 30, 2009
What is day care for?

Daycare is for people who shouldn't have children. Many parents don't want to do the hard work required to raise their own kids so they put them in daycare. Another reason for day care is so that people who can't afford children can extort money from the taxpayers for the raising of the kids they can't afford.
Day care is really great. It insures an unending supply of behavioral problems resulting from the undeniable fact that Mommy and Daddy don't give a damn.

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 30, 2009
What A Country wrote:
What is day care for?
Daycare is for people who shouldn't have children. Many parents don't want to do the hard work required to raise their own kids so they put them in daycare. Another reason for day care is so that people who can't afford children can extort money from the taxpayers for the raising of the kids they can't afford.
Day care is really great. It insures an unending supply of behavioral problems resulting from the undeniable fact that Mommy and Daddy don't give a damn.
I suppose you feel the same about nannies, babysitters or any other non-parental childcare arrangement? And, I suppose you also take issue with parents sending their kids off to school everyday?(Because what is school but an 8-hour boondoggle for parents?)

Home school, people! It's the only way! Unless you're hovering over your kids 24/7, you're a terrible, slovenly, unfit parent whose parental rights should be terminated.

PUH-LEASE! Grow up, will you!
Busey

Melville, NY

#4 Mar 30, 2009
What A Country wrote:
What is day care for?
Daycare is for people who shouldn't have children. Many parents don't want to do the hard work required to raise their own kids so they put them in daycare. Another reason for day care is so that people who can't afford children can extort money from the taxpayers for the raising of the kids they can't afford.
Day care is really great. It insures an unending supply of behavioral problems resulting from the undeniable fact that Mommy and Daddy don't give a damn.
Maybe its because everything is overpriced and we are taxed to death by our government... which means both parents have to work full time.
Pony

Chatsworth, GA

#7 Mar 31, 2009
end the hate wrote:
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Another dimwit.
What is wrong with you people? Were you all dropped at birth? Perhaps it's something in the water?? I mean listen to what you're saying!! You don't know anything about daycare. You don't know anything about the parents who drop their kids off at daycare.
Have you ever conducted a study based on kids who were raised by stay at home moms and kids who went to day care centers? If not then don't yap another word about "behavioral problems". All i know is that i wouldn't do whatever YOUR mom did to raise you. YUCK!
Well then what was your point other than talking about a study that you did not base any facts on. I looked at some studies on day care and it's not looking good. So why not look before you start talking about something you absolutely nothing about. From your post I would bet you were or still are in day care.
Camryn

AOL

#9 Apr 1, 2009
I have worked in 3 different centers. Trust me, I will never let a child of mine go into a day care center. The things i have seen go on are horrible. Those people do not love your child. It's a job. Your kid is not learning a thing no matter what bull they give you. Most of them make minimum wage or slightly more. The center is all about the money. And they don't sahre a penny of it with the staff whcih makes the staff resentful. It's happy, happy when mom and dad walk in. But that is all an act.
troll intheass

Central Islip, NY

#12 Apr 1, 2009
What A Country wrote:
What is day care for?
Daycare is for people who shouldn't have children. Many parents don't want to do the hard work required to raise their own kids so they put them in daycare. Another reason for day care is so that people who can't afford children can extort money from the taxpayers for the raising of the kids they can't afford.
Day care is really great. It insures an unending supply of behavioral problems resulting from the undeniable fact that Mommy and Daddy don't give a damn.
So what you're saying is bring back latch key kids but I believe most states have law against it.Your mother should have given you up for stem cell research.
Rub_It_In

King Of Prussia, PA

#13 Apr 1, 2009
What is day care for?

To slap your little brats around....hard, and try (but usually fail) to reverse the spoiled me first attitude that is now entering generation 3 for people
Rub_It_In

King Of Prussia, PA

#14 Apr 1, 2009
Woops, I meant to change my name so I could cowardly hide behind an anonymous post, oh well bring it on Milfs and Dads, Im waiting......
Sid

United States

#15 Apr 1, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
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In other words, they can’t afford the time or money to have children.
So at $90K I shouldn't be able to afford kids? Because that's what I make. And to live here, my wife has to work too, and that means sending my son to day care. And we don't live extravagantly. It's pretty sad that at my salary my wife can't stay home with the kids.

I guess you earn more than $150K, because that is about what it takes to keep one parent home.

Since: Mar 09

san diego, ca

#16 Apr 1, 2009
actually my grandma put me in day care so i can be around other kids. it didn't turn out very well. some mothers don't have a choice. like i know someone who stayed home while husband was in iraq. now she is full-time job makeing barely enough to keep afloat. she has two boys. her husband is dead. so is it her fault the degree she had before she stayed home is useless. especially in the market were in now. she had a teaching degree. no one is hiring there cutting teachers. she has no choice but to put them in daycare. luckily my grandmother step up and offered to help. so is it her fault.
Daycare Dad

Chicago, IL

#17 Apr 1, 2009
What A Country wrote:
What is day care for?
Daycare is for people who shouldn't have children. Many parents don't want to do the hard work required to raise their own kids so they put them in daycare. Another reason for day care is so that people who can't afford children can extort money from the taxpayers for the raising of the kids they can't afford.
Day care is really great. It insures an unending supply of behavioral problems resulting from the undeniable fact that Mommy and Daddy don't give a damn.
Funny but my kids were far more socially and educationally adjusted when they began kindergarten than the kids who'd stayed at home.
Martha

Bronx, NY

#18 Apr 1, 2009
end the hate wrote:
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Another dimwit.
What is wrong with you people? Were you all dropped at birth? Perhaps it's something in the water?? I mean listen to what you're saying!! You don't know anything about daycare. You don't know anything about the parents who drop their kids off at daycare.
Have you ever conducted a study based on kids who were raised by stay at home moms and kids who went to day care centers? If not then don't yap another word about "behavioral problems". All i know is that i wouldn't do whatever YOUR mom did to raise you. YUCK!
What's the point in having children if you can't be there for them?Not all need two incomes some just won't make the income lifestyle sacrifices to be there for them.

Since: Mar 09

san diego, ca

#19 Apr 1, 2009
Daycare Dad wrote:
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Funny but my kids were far more socially and educationally adjusted when they began kindergarten than the kids who'd stayed at home.
I agree with you to a point. satistics do show home school kids do test better than the public schools do. schools are just there for working families. its sad but true. i mean there are so many kids can do for some social time. there are groups camps. kids on base or in the neiborhood. my grandmother took me in. but there so many families on military base so many kids from everywhere. actually suprising it really an americian thing when it comes to children in school in general. no offense but have you looked at when japans kids go to school and ours. look up mybabycanread i am notsure its a ".edu or a .org" just google it. your baby is suppose to start learning how to read at 8monthes old. they can say letters i didn't believe it at first but i saw articles and scientific evidence was astounding. by a year old that can read little things like cat or dog. by preschool do you know how much there ahead. just think what you can achieve by 5th grade.

“Kaili05”

Since: Feb 09

Amsterdam

#20 Apr 1, 2009
Daycare Dad wrote:
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Funny but my kids were far more socially and educationally adjusted when they began kindergarten than the kids who'd stayed at home.
That's a great point sir.
I agree,I happen to be a stay at home mom,we have a 3 year old child who will be entering pre-k in September,and we are expecting baby #2 in October.The main reason we decieded to put her in pre-k is because she needs social interaction and I think it would help her get used to being away from me for a few hours a day.Pre-K is only half a day here.That way all day kindergarten won't be such a shock to her system.
you make an excellent point.
Maggie Brown

Escondido, CA

#21 Apr 1, 2009
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Sid

United States

#23 Apr 2, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
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You should be able to live on $90,000/year and have your wife stay at home. If that’s not enough and your wife has to work, it sounds like you might be living beyond your means. Analyze your necessities and wants very carefully.
Really? Maybe you own your house outright, we don't. We're 5 years in and it's $2,720/month including taxes (which happen to be $7,500+ a year) and a $150 prepay. We weren't dumb enough to get into one of those adjustable rate mortgage, and have a relatively low rate (by today's standards). Oh yeah, we put 12% down on the house and paid off a home equity loan we used at the time of purchase to avoid PMI. We paid that off after 1.5 years. 1 car is 11 years old, the other is has just 1 payment remaining (nothing special)(we don't lease some BMW in an attempt to keep with the Jones'). I carry life insurance for both me and the wife and extra disability for myself. We rarely eat out, we don't even go the movies. We don't pay for the extra movies channels and I don't have a cell phone contract. Trust me, we don't live above our means. Taxes and the high cost of living here make it nearly impossible to reasonably support a family on one salary. But if you would like to further judge us and our decision to use day care go ahead. I have nothing to hide.
Busey

Melville, NY

#25 Apr 2, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
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You should be able to live on $90,000/year and have your wife stay at home. If that’s not enough and your wife has to work, it sounds like you might be living beyond your means. Analyze your necessities and wants very carefully.
I usually support your posts..

But this time, you must be on drugs.

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#26 Apr 2, 2009
What A Country wrote:
What is day care for?
Daycare is for people who shouldn't have children. Many parents don't want to do the hard work required to raise their own kids so they put them in daycare. Another reason for day care is so that people who can't afford children can extort money from the taxpayers for the raising of the kids they can't afford.
Day care is really great. It insures an unending supply of behavioral problems resulting from the undeniable fact that Mommy and Daddy don't give a damn.
Sorry you had such a miserable experience at day care as a child. There are outlets, people you can talk to you. And at some point, you're gonna need to forgive your parents, if for no one else but you...I'm giving you permission to take a vacation from your problems. Just give it a shot.
Nobama

Frisco, TX

#27 Apr 2, 2009
end the hate wrote:
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I'm having a rough time following your post but um, i didn't say i did a study on anything but i know kids who went to day care and i know kids that were raised with stay at home moms. It doesn't make a difference, It all has to do with how the PARENTS raise the child, period.
This is coming from a person who lives in her mom's basement.

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