FROM Deborah Lowe Vandell
Day Care Linked to Later Behavioral Issues Working parents all over the country are struggling over what to do with their pre-schoolers when they themselves aren't available. Should the kids get nanny care, family home-care or go to a day-care center? The latest evidence comes from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development , where 15 researchers studied 1364 children from birth through the age of 12. Published in the latest issue of Child Development , the conclusion is that a large amount of time in a child-care center leads to minor behavior problems that last at least through the sixth grade.