Less preferred is out-of-home relative care, and far more expensive is in-home nanny care. Supports for childcare, such as offers of free babysitting by grandparents or other relatives are not always a clear positive factor, despite economic savings and greater feelings of parental security. When a family chooses care by relatives, emotional or time-demanding reciprocal social obligations may increase stress on the family, even though the economic costs or time convenience may be a plus factor in that choice.
Besides this, another important element is socio-economic condition of working women. In this regard, the range of options for childcare varies widely by region. Parents in rural areas may have far fewer trained personnel available whether for family daycare or center care. Choosing appropriate or needed childcare may be quite different depending on family needs and resources
Kristin Droege argues that it isn't child-care itself that is dangerous to the development of children, but is simply the quality of the child-care facility that can harm children. In her opening she points out that the term "child care, is used to refer to any form of care for children that is not provided by parents. Places like churches, synagogues, community centers, and even in the workplace and schools as corporate/school sponsored programs. ...Show more