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Day Care Centers – What Effect Does Day Care versus Staying at Home Have on a Child?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Many parents face a dilemma as to child care – keep the child at home or put the child into day care. When making this decision, it may be helpful for parents to consider studies conducted as to the benefits, detriments, and risks associated with day care for children. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development conducted a study to determine the effects (good, bad, or indifferent) of having a child placed in a day care setting or environment. Some parents have no other choice but to go the day care route. Others do have a choice. Either way, it may be helpful to review this story to learn more about the effects of day care. See Is Day Care Damaging to Children?