A recent study published today about home-based day care reported that about 70% of the programs use television daily. The study found that among preschool-aged children, those in home-based day cares watched TV for 2.4 hours per day on average, compared to 24 minutes in larger childcare centers. Toddlers watched an average of 1.6 hours in home care and about 6 minutes in centers. That is certainly not what many parents have signed up for!
The figures come from a telephone survey of licensed child care programs in Michigan, Washington, Florida and Massachusetts.
For more information about the study, logon to msnbc.com.