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Is day care or family member care more beneficial to the development of a toddler?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Personal preference: There really isn't a 'right' answer to this question. I have my personal opinion formed after almost 30 years of caring for kids. In the first 3 years of life, I really think family care is better. Helps baby form bonds and learn trust, decreases exposure to illness. After age 3, I think the social needs of the child are very different and the social needs outweigh any other benefits.

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Last updated Sep 6, 2015

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