The impact of various child care arrangements on the health of infants and preschool children is not known in any systematic way, yet by 1990 more than 10 million of these children may be receiving their care in day care facilities (1). Concerns over the health of these children and health practices within day care facilities have already led some States to place regulation of day care facilities under the jurisdiction of the department of health (2,3), and others are presently considering such legislation. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recently published "Health in Day Care," a manual for health professionals who are being increasingly called upon for advice concerning health issues related to children in day care facilities (4).
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Berkelman, R. L.,
Thacker, P. B.
What is the Health Impact of Day Care Attendance on Infants and Preschoolers?.
Public Health Reports, 104(1),