The SES factor, what happens when?

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The SES factor, what happens when?
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Sun, 06-15-2003 - 1:44pm
I know the importance of the SES factor but why be so hard on the sahps (cindy) when there are parents that if they worked out of the home they'd have private child care and it would only be their one (two, three, whatever) children with that provider in a home situation (theirs or the providers)?

You can't say WOH will automatically give this, can you?

I would have a lady who would babysit for me if I had WOH. Only my kids would be there. There would be no centers or providers with other children.

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Sun, 06-15-2003 - 3:48pm
Who is this post meant for?
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Sun, 06-15-2003 - 3:50pm
Who ever chooses to answer it. It is a valid question and a debate point. Hope you are clued in now.
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Sun, 06-15-2003 - 3:56pm
Who said that WP's automatically have this?? And why are we to assume it's needed? Sorry, your post is confusing.

Both of my kids attended dc. We've used both center and home care. The quality of care was good in all cases. Personally, I'd never leave my kids with someone who wasn't in the business of child care unless I really knew them well. I want someone caring for my kids who is trained for the job and wants the job as evidenced by years of experience not someone who will just watch them while I'm at work. I like to think of our dcp as an addition to my kids lives. Something different than mom and offereing things I wouldn't. I like that my kids experience things they wouldn't with me because they go to dc.

As to all WP's having someone to watch just their kids, why would this be desired over someone who is well trained and experienced and can offer playmates for the kids too boot?


Edited 6/15/2003 4:05:55 PM ET by cyndiluwho

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Sun, 06-15-2003 - 4:01pm
There is all this talk about the SES and the value of DCP. What I'm asking is it not a fact that all woh children won't have it because they are with private childcare providers which in essence is akin to being home with mom all day?
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Sun, 06-15-2003 - 4:19pm
Some will, some won't. That's the parents choice. As I said, I prefer that my kids have more than they'd have at home, since they spend most of their time home with me, and picked our dcps accordingly. As for SES, if your working impacts SES, you have that impact regardless of what type of child care you choose.
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Mon, 06-16-2003 - 11:58am
What's the SES factor? It might help if I had a clue here!
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Mon, 06-16-2003 - 12:12pm
Socioeconomic Status - education and affluence level, essentially.

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Mon, 06-16-2003 - 4:21pm
Thanks, I never heard it abbreviated that way before.