No, I don't think it's wrong.
My kids aren't in daycare. Kids are in daycare a lot more than at home. When they are at home, they should be helping out around the house, playing with their parents, eating, etc. While I think it's nice if a parent points things out, like a certain flower or tree on a walk ("look at the pretty orange flower"), I have NO problem with parents not teaching letters and numbers and such. In fact, I'd be fine not worrying about "teaching" till kids are 4+. They learn through play. Play is the most important thing a child can do, and interact with other people. A little structure, healthy food, exercise and good behavior modeled, and you have everything they need before age 4-5.
I love the way parents and caregivers (daycare, church nursery, teachers) work together, everybody doing what they're best at, to raise healthy and happy children.
at 7:24 PM on Jun. 15, 2011