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Kids in home-based daycare watch more TV

November 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
If getting your kids to watch less TV is an issue in your household, then you may want to look at your daycare situation. A new report in the journal "Pediatrics" says preschool age kids in home-based daycares end up viewing more television.

Seattle researchers compared television use in 168 childcare programs in four states.

They found children in home-based settings watch TV about two and a half hours per day compared to kids in a daycare center, who watched about 24 minutes a day.