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How to Write an Essay about Child Care


Writing an essay about child care is much like writing an essay for any other topic; the paper should have a format like a five-paragraph essay and include an introduction, thesis, body paragraphs and conclusion. In addition to this layout, the child care essay should have technical terms relevant to the subject and specific information regarding the topic. With organization and good research, you can complete an essay about child care.

Determine what question you would like to answer with your essay. In other words, decide what information you want to present to your audience. Many essays tend to be argumentative in nature, so you want to decide which side of an argument you want to defend in your essay.

Research your topic. Use professional journals and books, and find resources that are reliable and current. Find information that supports your argument.

Write your thesis statement. Everything in your paper should refer back to your thesis, and it should be specific. For example, your topic may be infant child care, and you wish to make the argument that day care has a negative effect on the parent-child bond. Your thesis may be something like: “Infant day care reduces the child’s bond to his parents and stunts his social and emotional development.”

Write an outline for your essay, which should follow a simple format, such as an introduction followed by informational paragraphs and finally by a conclusion. Decide the order in which you are going to present the information from your research. Do not use complete sentences in your outline; make notes to help organize your information.

Write a draft of your essay. Use technical terms and explain them; you want to pretend the reader does not know anything about your topic.

Read your first draft and ensure that it follows a logical path and that it is understandable. Proofread the essay and correct any grammatical or spelling mistakes. Ensure that all the information you present is related to your thesis statement. Rewrite your essay, as necessary. You want your writing to be clear and concise, and you want your resources and citations to be accurate.

About the Author

Cara Batema is a musician, teacher and writer who specializes in early childhood, special needs and psychology. Since 2010, Batema has been an active writer in the fields of education, parenting, science and health. She holds a bachelor's degree in music therapy and creative writing.

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