Screen time in childcare

  • AJ

    January 19, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    Screen time should be used to enhance the learning experience when necessary. Setting children up with screens and computers and tablets shouldn’t be used as a way to distract them from other activities or from negative behaviors in the classroom.

    • Jamie

      January 23, 2023 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you, good thought process.

  • Madison

    January 23, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Screen time is a major issue in our current world and its something even i struggle with. it is in a way an addiction and its hard to break. I think starting children from a young age promotes usage and is more likely to make them addicted to technology. Now I don’t think technology and screen time need to go away completely but getting kids out and experiencing things in real time rather than on a screen does a whole lot better for them in the end.

  • Jiwan

    January 24, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I think starting children from a young age promotes usage and is more likely to make them addicted to technology.

  • Francisca

    January 27, 2023 at 12:37 am

    Screen time isn’t appropriate because children would rely more on electronics than engaging with teachers. We can incorporate in a classroom setting music, reading, action figure toys that would gather a Childs attention better than setting them aside with electronics

  • Kaylea

    January 29, 2023 at 4:23 am

    I personally do not agree with screen time at a care facility. We are there to teach children and help their tiny brains grow and develop. I can think of many activities that will keep a child busy. Even if I run out of ideas, I would much rather have extra play time where they can play with peers instead of watching a show.

  • Krista

    January 29, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Knowing that family life is busy at home, especially in the evenings (returning home, dinner, bathing, bedtime), I don’t believe that screen time in childcare should be used since it may be the only way a family can “get it all done” in the evening by letting their child watch an age appropriate video or play a game.

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    January 29, 2023 at 10:23 pm

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  • Shawnee

    January 31, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    I think screen time for 1-2 hours a day for children is okay as long as it is an educational show. But I think listeing to music or just playing, playing board games is a better alterative for kids. As parents use and abuse the screen time that way there child does not throw fits or it gets them to stop from a fit.

  • Emerald

    February 1, 2023 at 4:16 am

    My thoughts on screen time for children in childcare is that it should be minimal to none at all. I believe that we should leave screen time usage up to the parents’ discretion and we should not impede on that in any way. As child care providers, I believe we have access to many resources, tools and activities for ways to keep children entertained and educated, without the use of screens, inside of a child care program.

  • Catlyn

    February 1, 2023 at 6:15 am

    I use screens at home to make dinner and do dishes with little interruption. However in the childcare setting I should be focused on the children and the activities I have prepared for them. I have used screens with older children to find and read books on YouTube however.

  • Jasmin

    February 2, 2023 at 4:49 am

    I believe screen time at the end of the day while kids wait for parents to pick them up from daycare is ok. We do this at our facility and they get about 20 minutes of kids educational programs while having a small snack. This is the only screen time they get, throughout the day they have different activities.

  • Sascha

    February 4, 2023 at 12:28 am

    I feel that, while overall decisions are of course left up to the child’s parents, that following the research may be the best idea, and trying to limit screen time especially for younger children would be beneficial, especially if there is an effort to keep what they are watching not only appropriate but also educational.

  • Nicole

    February 4, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    I believe that screen time in childcare should be limited and only be provided if it serves a specific function. This could look like watching speech or language focused shows during quiet time for other children.

  • glaiza

    February 6, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t believe screen time is bad for children if done in little increments. It can be used educationally to show videos about subjects that you are learning about with the children. When my daughter was in preschool they would do a pajama movie day at school once a month. I think instances in that nature is ok.

  • Emma

    February 6, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    I think that screen time in child care should be very limited and not a regular segment in the day. In child care it would be more beneficial to influence children to communicate others, build relationships, and play toys or games that help with development.

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