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Pham Michael Pham WRC 1023.050 Professor Swellander 24 March 2008 I say Home Care, You say Day Care My name is Robert Costas and in two months, my wife and I are going to be brand new parents of Rebecca Lynn. When the doctor told us it’s going to be a girl, there was a lot for us to think about, such as how we were going to rearrange the nursery, how we were going to pay for the expenses, and especially who was going to take care of Rebecca during the day. If we chose home care, then I decided that I would stay home with Rebecca, for the first five years of her life, but if we chose day care then I would continue to work at my job and would simply take her to day care every morning and pick her up at night. I have heard many good and bad aspects of both options. First off, the definition of day care in my eyes is someone other than my wife or I, or another family member taking care of Rebecca Lynn at a specific business location during the day. At day care centers, the personnel taking care of Rebecca Lynn would, at minimum, be a child development associate (CDA). To become a CDA, one must have at least 120 hours of training which can be completed in person or online. A CDA is also expected to be able to work with parents and children and understand all areas of child development. (Wikipedia) Also, if Rebecca Lynn went to day care she would have the
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