Belgian childcare, say the kids:
Brussels - A large-scale investigation into the quality of Belgian childcare shows that although children feel comfortable in their crèches, they often lack focus in their activities.
....The investigation was unique in that it focused on how the 8,000 participating children themselves perceived the day care.
....We specifically noticed that children sometimes tend to be a bit bored", says professor Ferre Laerens of the Catholic University of Leuven. "Although they are involved in some activity or other, the children lack moments of real intensity and are not always that focused", he adds.
It appears that 40 percent of the childcare initiatives do not come up to 'normal' standards on this criterion.