Why We Should Care about Limiting the Use of Infant Daycare

Dr. Michael McKeon, PhD

This paper argues that the widespread use of daycare constitutes a serious harm to the development of parent-child intimacy.

Children’s own moral voices are rarely, if ever, the focus of parental decisions for utilizing daycare. What is more, this paper argues that self-deception plays a significant role in explaining why it is that so many parents utilize daycare to assist with childrearing.

The final section of this paper considers reasons why the Church should generally refrain from offering daycare services to its congregants and to the community at large.

The full-text of this paper is available for FREE by clicking here. This paper is part of an emerging web project about “Philosophical Discussions on Marriage and Family Topics.”