Week 2 Assignment
Roland Agustin, Jr.
Non parental child care or day care, “refers to the care given to children by persons other
than parents during the parts of the day when parents are absent” (Berns, 2010). According to
statistics, more than 60 percent of children from 0 to 6 are in some type of non parental
childcare. There are three different types of day care: a) In-home care. b) Family day care. c)
Center-based care. This paper will describe all three types of non parental child care and will
discuss the effects of non parental child care on a child’s psychological, social and cognitive
An in-home day care is non parental care in the child’s own home by an individual such
as a relative. When a child is at home it gives them a sense of security and familiarity. The idea
of a child receiving more attention is one of the attractions to this type of non parental child care.
The childcare provider in this environment may not be highly educated or trained in child care.
In-home day cares have no regulations related to the type of care provided to the children so
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