The basic requirements are as follows: It should follow MLA format. It should be 600 to 1,000 words in length (three to six pages). It should include at least three references. Your topic is “Negative Aspects of Daycare.” The following is a suggested outline: Introductory Paragraph – A description of an event that illustrates the concern of a parent sending their toddler to daycare. For example, you could describe a scene in which a parent who must work to pay bills is concerned about being separated from his or her toddler who must be placed in daycare. If the parent is especially reflective, he or she may worry about whether the child will feel abandoned and thus fail to develop a sense of responsibility. Or, if you yourself were ever placed in daycare, you can provide an account of your experience, negative or positive or both. The following is a thesis that you may use: Daycare is often not associated with optimal cognitive development, which means that in order for daycare to be beneficial it must be of high quality. Section 2 (1 or more paragraphs) – Report on any research findings showing that attention from parents helps children develop their cognitive or social skills. Section 3 (2 or more paragraphs) –Using the article “The Problem with Daycare” (already uploaded to the Research Paper module) as background, explain that daycare can be a negative experience for children. Cite other references suggesting that daycare is often not effective at promoting optimal development of children Section 4 (1 or more paragraphs)– Argue that although there are dangers to sending children to daycare, there high quality daycare can lessen the dangers. Here you should use any modes of argument that you find useful. Obviously, the argument from evidence is essential. You should use any evidence available, such as personal testimony, research findings, and the opinions of experts. The evidence should be relevant to the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of the child. Conclusion Paragraph – The conclusion should not merely summarize the argument; rather it should provide an insight you have gained in the course of writing the essay.