[Letters] High-quality child care topped with loveAccording to the article “For child care, disclosure urged” (Dec. 19, 2011), there has been a delay in the disclosure of performance scores of the country’s day care institutions than originally planned. As the years go by, the public trust in day care services is declining. Recent reports on child abuse and poor services at day care centers are making parents nervous. Consequently, it is imperative that there is proper child care and that the public knows which is the good and bad as soon as possible.
As reported in Naccrra (National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies), 71.3 percent of women with children are in the work force. Plus, women’s wages are essential to the economic well-being of their families. However, many women quit their jobs to raise their kids.
In addition, it is a known fact that the early stages of development for a child are most important. In other words, the environment molds the person. If parents are not able to provide for the family without their job, it is best for them to know about child care institutions that provide good services and take their children there. Their children should be provided with true affection and warmth.Indeed, child care does not solve everything.
However, the best alternative for now is “proper” child care and knowing about the institutions that provide such services. High-quality child care topped with love is crucial for the well-being of children and the future of the country. After all, a seed must be given the right nutrients and environment to become a healthy plant.
*Lee Jung-a, a student at Dongguk University, Seoul