- Burke, Raymond V., Kuhn, Brett R., Peterson, Jane L., Peterson, Roger W., Brack, Amy S. Badura. (2010). ‘Don’t kick me out!”: Day treatment for two preschool children with severe behavior problems. Clinical Case Studies, 9(1), 28-40. doi: 10.1177/1534650109349293.
- Summary: “Don’t Kick Me Out,” an article by Raymond Burke, Brett Kuhn, Jane Peterson, Roger Peterson, and Amy Badura Brack in 2010 talks about behavioral problems in two children in preschool. They go into depth about the daycare systems needed for children with behavioral problems. These programs for children with behavioral problems teach use conditioning to help these kids diminish their bad habits and tempers. The other important aspect that helps these children is a positive peer and adult interaction.
- Reflection: This article was extremely fascinating, and I learned a lot about the positive programs that exist for children with behavioral problems. I really liked reading this and I think what they are doing to help children is admirable. I think this article is extremely beneficial to my advocacy paper because it will allow me to find specific examples of ways to help improve the daycare and school systems with children with behavioral problems.
- Frean, Alexandra. (2007). Children who go to nursery full-time become “antisocial”. The Times (London), Home News (9).
- Summary: “Children who go to nursery full-time become “antisocial,” an article in The Times in London by Alexandra Frean in 2007 talks about the negative aspects of children who are in full-time childcare. Alexandra mentions that kids who spend the majority of their time in childcare often show signs of high anxiety and antisocial behaviors. Alexandra and other experts believe that it is over-exposure to too much childcare that is causing these outbreaks in children. The daycares are required to stay open for the majority of the day; however people are starting to wonder if it is keeping children away from their family for too long.
- Reaction: I agree with this newspaper article completely. It is absurd how many hours some children are in daycare. I believe that behavioral problems in this scenario may be a cry for attention from these children. They are not getting enough interaction with their parents, so they need to seek for it elsewhere by acting rebellious or anxious. This will help me while writing my paper because a large portion of my paper will be about how parents need to be more involved with their children, and how harmful it can be to these children if they do not have one on one time with their parents.
- Landers, Ann. (2002). Time to pay visit to the daycare. The Gazette, News (C12). .
- Summary: In The Gazette, an article written by Ann Landers talks about an incident where a three year old boy came home from daycare with bite marks and scratches all over his arms. The Grandmother who saw him first called the daycare where they said that it was normal for kids to bite and scratch each other. The daycare provider said that they kids would simply learn on their own to not do it anymore. The Grandmother was concerned because the daycare representative said nothing about what she would do to prevent these violent interactions among children.
- Reaction: This amazed me that daycares think this is acceptable behavior. I was shocked to hear that the daycare took no obligations of fixing the problem and left it to the kids to stop their actions on their own. This is a great source for my paper, it exemplifies exactly what some of the main problems are in our daycares and it shows how serious it can be. Kids are getting hurt right in front of these daycare workers, and they need to do something to change that.
- Midodzi, William K., Rowe, Brian H., Majaesic, Carina M., Saunders, Leslie Duncan. (2010). Early life factors associated with incidence of physician-diagnosed asthma in preschool children: Results from the Canadian Early Childhood Development Cohort Study. Journal of Asthma, 47(1), 7-13. doi: 10.3109/02770900903380996.
- Summary: “Early Life Factors Associated with Incidence of Physician-Diagnosed Asthma in Preschool Children,” is an article written by William Midodzi, Brian Rowe, Carina Majaesic, and Leslie Duncan in 2010. This article talks about how asthma is a huge concern in the early years of a child, but how sometimes it can be misdiagnosed. One of their main goals in this article is to figure out what is effecting children in their early years to increase the intensity of their asthma. They looked at risk factors including; age, parents who smoked, and genetics. One of their main findings was that children were more likely to be diagnosed with asthma if they had previous symptoms, if their mothers breastfed them longer than three months, if they lived in rural areas, and if they came from single parent households.
- Reaction: It is important to understand illnesses in young children, where they come from, what makes it worse, and how it can be avoided. I learned in this article several things that can lead to asthma in childhood, and it was interesting to hear how common it was. I can use this in my paper by talking about how daycares need to be more aware of their children’s possible illnesses. I will talk about some of the effects in daycares that could worsen a children’s asthma, and how they could better accommodate the children suffering from it.
- No Author. (2008). Healthy diet for children belongs on daycare menu. The Toronto Star, Opinion (AA06).
- Summary: This newspaper article written in the Toronto Star in 2008 talks about the little effort put into healthy meals for children at daycares. The daycares are spending under four dollars a day to provide meals for these kids, and most of the parents are not happy about the kind of food they are giving to their children. The author of this newspaper article states a relatively easy change that daycares could make for only an additional fifty cents. This city is making strides in providing healthier food for their young ones in daycare.
- Reaction: This article was very surprising to me, I had no idea that daycares were spending such little amounts of money on the children’s meals. They made it clear that price was more important that quality food for the children. I was happy to see that they were planning on changing what they were feeding the children. This article will be beneficial to my paper because it talks about the current problem of unhealthy and cheap food at daycares and it offers a simple solution on how to improve it.
- Semenak, Susan. (1994). Kids in daycare face greater risks than HIV. The Gazette, News (A3).
- Summary: “Kids in daycare face greater risks than HIV,” a newspaper article written by Susan Semenak in 1994 in a Montreal, Quebec newspaper called The Gazette talks about the serious illnesses children can get while at daycare. They mention some things that children can contract at daycares including; whooping cough, meningitis, measles, and hepatitis B. In this article, Susan also talks about a case where a girl who was HIV positive was kicked out of school and then let back in. Parents were worried that their children would contact the disease; however the real problem here is that there are so many other things that are more easily contracted than HIV- AIDS.
- Reaction: This was a perfect article to find, it showed how common it is for children to get sick at daycare, and that helps prove exigence in this paper. It further reassures why daycares need a better system for keeping children safe and healthy while away from their parents. I completely agree that chances of getting sick increase while at daycares, and I think getting sick is inevitable in most daycares. I will use this in my paper to show how easy it is for children to get sick while at daycare.
- Shpancer, Noam., Murphy, Laura, Bennett. (2006). The link between daycare experience and attitudes toward daycare and maternal employment. Early Education and Development, 176(1), 87-99
- Summary: “The Link Between Daycare Experience and Attitudes Toward Daycare and Maternal Employment,” an article written by Noam Shpancer and Laura Murphy in 2006 talks about the effects and attitudes parents have toward non-parental care. They found that the parents would be more likely to put their children in a daycare, if they themselves attend daycare as a child. One of the main points these authors talk about is how most children attribute negative memories toward daycare, and more positive memories toward their interactions with their parents.
- Reaction: While reading this article, I agree that more positive memories for children are usually associated with times with parents or siblings rather than at school or daycare. It was interesting to read about the correlation of parents who send their children to daycare to how they attended daycare. I will use this in my paper to talk about how most children remember daycare as negative. It will help promote the positive change in daycare that we are aiming for.