I love how in your mind early childhood development is just "babysitting". And people wonder why our education system is failing.
I went to public school the entire time. It is glorified baby sitting. Thank God I learned on my own because of all the idiots I went to school with were doing whatever they wanted while the teachers begged them to just attempt tests and homework (which they did in class with the teacher sitting there). The students with potential got the least attention. It is just a glorified baby sitting system where the strong are neglected and the terrible are babied to keep pass rates up.
My parents cared enough to teach me what the school didn't or later in life I taught myself. Teachers cannot afford to focus on the good kids or they will fail because of the losers.
People need to be responsible for their damn kids.