Document Type

Article

Abstract

Japanese regulations have aimed to monitor night care for children since 1981, when a tragic accident took the life of a child in an unauthorized child care center. Nevertheless, concerns persist about the efficacy of the care of children outside the home during the nighttime hours. This longitudinal project assessed the development and adaptation of children who had been in night care for a period of five years. Parents and child care professionals completed surveys: The former about the home environment and their own perceptions of their experience of childrearing, and the latter about the children’s development. The results suggest that factors in the home environment, rather than center-based care, explain developmental risks.

Publication Date

January 2012

ISSN

2162-8467

Publication Title

Scientific & Academic Publishing

Volume

2

Issue

5

First Page

143

Last Page

147

DOI

10.5923/j.edu.20120205.06

Comments

10.5923/j.edu.20120205.06

Included in

Social Work Commons

Share

COinS