You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some parents think that childcare centres provide the best services for children of pre-school age. Other working parents think that family members such as grandparents will be better carers for their kids.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Write at least 250 words.
Child care centres play a phenomenal role in this fast pace and busy society. In many circles, it is seemed as the best possible option for working parents, because these centres cater the best services for the tiny toddlers. By contrast, others believe that family members such as grandparents are the right agent as a care giver for their children. Although both the arguments have its own justifications, I am of my honest opinion that childcare centres are the undeniable reality for working parents.
Child care by grandparents offers many advantages such as the chance to build a strong family bonding, reduced costs, and the reassurance that comes from knowing a trusted and loving member is caring for your child. Grandparents, no doubt, have a plenty of experience when it comes to raising children and I am living proof of this. My grandmother rears me that I am what she made me, though she indulged me on odd occasions sometimes. She never made me feel the absence of my busy working parents. However, parents can also save money from child care by grandparent that they no longer need to pay the cost of child care centres. Most importantly, it assures a sense of satisfaction that the children are raised and being learnt many values by the trusted and loving persons. So, family members such as grandparents do play a crucial role in child care.
However, the number of nuclear families and working parents is high that they have no alternative than to depend on child care centres and these centres also ensure the best services for children, particularly pre-school age. According to 2010 U.S. census data, approximately 70 percent of children live within a nuclear family unit. This survey clearly shows the fact that parents can no longer rely on other family members. Apart from that in child care centres, children get the opportunities to build relationships and to make interactions, conducive environment and are kept in healthy and safe. It is most important for a child in the early years is to experience a caring and responsive relationship with at least one adult, and as he or she get older, to have relationship with other toddlers. Child care centres cater meaningful and respectful conversations and interactions with adults and peers. The environment is also conducive for children’s cognitive and motor skills. The materials provided for children are encouraged to explore, think and solve problems. More importantly, most child care centres’ prime concerns is to maintain children’s health and keep them in safe. Therefore, child care centres are the better option for working parents in the advanced society.
From what has been discussed above, I would like to prefer child care centres due to its services and the demand of reality.