Child Day Care Center in Bangladesh: Problems and ProspectsJournal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER) (Vol.3, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2015-03-05
Authors : Shahidul Islam; Nasreen Anwar Khan;
Page : 66-72
Keywords : Child daycare center; working women;
Child day care refers to the care provided for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children either in their own homes, in the home of a relative, other caregivers, or in center-based facilities. In Bangladesh women working rate is increasing with the enhancing of women education. So, it is a burning quest for the working women to secure and educate their baby in a sound way. To meet this demand, they need explicated child day care center to raise the baby. Now the child day care centers are founded, and built up with different contexts but not with the facilities they need, and the problem arises, then. The objective of this study is to find out major problems of existing child day care centers with the future potentiality of success in Bangladesh. From in-depth interviews of 10 working women who have babies, we have found that convenient location of child day care centers is one of the major problems. Findings show that the demand of healthy day care centers is increasing with the increasing of working mothers. It is recommended that the existing daycare centers should enhanced their services with ensuring security for toddlers, hygienic and healthy environment, pre-schooling facilities through trained nannies or employees. The day care centers can furnish their services to fit the necessities of working women.
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