Day care: A brief review

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Studies examining the effects of day care are reviewed. Little evidence was found indicating a negative impact on child development. A number of weaknesses in the day care literature were pointed out, including problems of ecological validity and failure to examine for differential effects. Suggestions for future research are made, among them a "natural history" of day care and studies of children who have experienced trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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