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Child care and the internet age

Daycare is now a fact of life for many Canadian families but for most of the past century it's been the subject of fierce debate. Turn-of-the-century day nurseries were considered little more than "child farms" by many, while politicians of the 1950s blamed juvenile delinquency on daycares and "crèches." More recently a debate has swirled around the merits of universal daycare versus traditional parenting. CBC Archives looks at the changing face of daycare, from its charitable beginnings more than a century ago to the ongoing fight for a federally funded system.

How the internet can help ease parents' concerns over placing their kids in daycare.
Medium: Television
Program: Venture
Broadcast Date: Jan. 25, 2001
Guest(s): Leanne Arcell, Karen Barens
Reporter: Dianne Buckner
Duration: 1:22

Last updated: February 6, 2013

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