New research looks at cortisol patterns in infants, toddlers, and children as they adapt to new daycare situations. The findings aren't encouraging, but should be considered in the larger framework of research on child care.
According to Statistics Canada, parents are spending less than 3 hours a day on direct child care and 5 hours a day on child care when including doing other things. Yet parents argue that daycare providers aren't really alloparents. What does this mean for quality of care?