Day Care Linked to Later Behavioral Issues

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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.

Credits

Guest:
Deborah Lowe Vandell - Chair of the Department of Education at UC Irvine

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner