Perception of non-working mothers about the child care center
AuthorEthina, Tarin Habib
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This study aimed to explore the mothers' perception of a childcare center. Data was collected through four in-depth interviews (IDIs) and one focus group discussion (FGD). Findings reveal that most of the mothers were busy with domestic responsibilities, including child-rearing, and get very limited time to interact with their children which influence children's development. All of them know about the childcare center and its’ benefit. Most of them said that the childcare center is beneficial for children’s health, care, learning and development. They also shared that it is equally beneficial for them as well. Mothers are less tensed and get time for themselves by keeping their children in the childcare centers. It is also found that they cannot access to the childcare service because of the negative attitude towards childcare centers, traditional societal expectation about mothers’ role, financial constraint, and low quality and inadequate the childcare centers. In conclusion, the childcare center is essential for children and mothers.