Stress in Daycare (broken link) – Sir Richard Bowlby 2007. This report regards policy for children under 30 months (2 1/2 yrs). Children who form a “secondary attachment” may not experience the stress (high cortisol levels) found in children in centre-based care. This requires first having a “secure primary attachment,” then having the same care-provider and that the care provider actively creates a “secure secondary attachment.” Centre-based care is the least likely to provide this.
May 7, 2010. The Guardian -article (web): “Family under the microscope: Avoid putting the under-threes in daycare if you can”