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Early Childhood Reaches the Stars
December 5, 2002

"Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes." –Nikita Khruschev


Alert ExchangeEveryDay reader Jane Lurie noted that the humorous publication, The Onion, has published a spoof about a "Star Wars" child care center....

"After months of speculation, it was confirmed yesterday that the Death Star, the Empire's vaunted, planet-destroying space station, has added a new, state-of-the-art day care center to its already vast array of capabilities. The massive four-room day care center, which, according to Grand Moff Tarkin, will 'provide a safe and fun learning environment for tots between the ages of one and four,' has already begun spring enrollment and is expected to be fully operational by June 1.

"'Nothing can stop the Sunshine Death Star Play and Learning Center,' the Imperial Emperor said via holograph. 'With its four classrooms, outdoor playground and experienced staff of licensed day care professionals, no other facility can match its awesome instructive power.'

"Though still several weeks away from full strength, the Sunshine Death Star Center is already up and running. Among the most popular activities there are finger-painting, storytime and Duck Duck Goose, which the Emperor often helps lead...."

You can read the entire satirical piece at http://www.theonion.com/onion2918/daycare.html.

Over the years Child Care Information Exchange has published a number of satirical pieces on the early childhood scene. To check these out, go to the "Article Archives" at www.ChildCareExchange.com and type in "humor" in the search tool.


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