Attending Infant or Day Care Center Before Age 1: Effects Studies have Found

Yes, based on the findings of two studies, both of them indicate that infants in day care are at risk of emotional insecurity during infancy, and there are increasing odds of aggressive and noncompliant behavior during the preschool and early school-age years.

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1: "The Effects Of Infant Day Care Reconsidered," Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 1988, by J Belsky. (Citations: 545).

Abstract Evidence concerning the developmental correlates of nonmaternal care in the first year of life are examined with respect to infant-mother attachment and subsequent social development. Even though the evidence is somewhat inconsistent, a circumstantial case ...

2: "Infant Day Care: Maligned Or Malignant?," American Psychologist, 1989, by KA Clarke-Stewart. (Citations: 416).

Abstract 1. Today, the mothers of half the infants in the United States work outside the home. This concerns psychologists and parents because of the possible detrimental effects on these infants of separations from mother and experience in day care. Available data ...

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