It never stops being amazing the number of parents that see childcare has a guilt ridden experience. This goes for the parents that know in their hearts that my center is giving them more and better tools for public school than they themselves would be capable of doing. Why the guilt? I ask them if they could stay home every day with their child, ” would that child be ahead of other children who had the right social and educational childcare experience or behind? they all say “behind”. Then why feel guilty? They know it’s right, why do they beat themselves up so much?