2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246552
Title:
Childcare in Ireland: a parent's guide
Authors:
Clarke, Madeleine; Hayes, Noirin; McKenna, Anne
Publisher:
Gill and Macmillan
Issue Date:
1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246552
Item Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
It is parents who have the primary responsibility for rearing their children and for making choices about alternatives in childcare. It is in all our interests that the choices they make will be well informed and will contribute to the happiness and wholeness of the family. Childcare is primarily about good quality experiences for young children and about what is best for their full development. There is convincing evidence that the experience of the first five or so years of life will markedly affect the developmental possibilities for the rest of life. The child's intellectual and social development will be formed according to the quality of the environmental stimulation and of the care experienced during these formative years. Many countries have come to see this aspect of childcare as a central issue and they consider that governments have some responsibility in this area. The bearing and rearing of children is not a mere consumer choice. It has the most significant of social values for all cultures at all times. In addition, to put the situation in a competitive perspective, if we do not plan high quality early experiences for our infants and preschoolers, they will be at a disadvantage in later years relative to their counterparts in other countries where such provisions do exist. The aim of the present series is to set out information, knowledge and professional insights about childcare for the benefit of parents, nursery personnel, employers and others concerned with the provision of high quality care for the children of Ireland. Anne McKenna
Keywords:
CHILD CARE; PARENTING SKILL
ISBN:
071711869X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Madeleineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Noirinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Anneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-02T11:22:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-02T11:22:48Z-
dc.date.issued1991-
dc.identifier.isbn071711869X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/246552-
dc.descriptionIt is parents who have the primary responsibility for rearing their children and for making choices about alternatives in childcare. It is in all our interests that the choices they make will be well informed and will contribute to the happiness and wholeness of the family. Childcare is primarily about good quality experiences for young children and about what is best for their full development. There is convincing evidence that the experience of the first five or so years of life will markedly affect the developmental possibilities for the rest of life. The child's intellectual and social development will be formed according to the quality of the environmental stimulation and of the care experienced during these formative years. Many countries have come to see this aspect of childcare as a central issue and they consider that governments have some responsibility in this area. The bearing and rearing of children is not a mere consumer choice. It has the most significant of social values for all cultures at all times. In addition, to put the situation in a competitive perspective, if we do not plan high quality early experiences for our infants and preschoolers, they will be at a disadvantage in later years relative to their counterparts in other countries where such provisions do exist. The aim of the present series is to set out information, knowledge and professional insights about childcare for the benefit of parents, nursery personnel, employers and others concerned with the provision of high quality care for the children of Ireland. Anne McKennaen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGill and Macmillanen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD CAREen_GB
dc.subjectPARENTING SKILLen_GB
dc.titleChildcare in Ireland: a parent's guideen_GB
dc.typeBooken
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