I have always hated the word socialization when it came to children. :/
The dictionary definition of SOCIALIZE is this: 1. To place under government or group ownership or control. 2. To fit with others; make sociable in attitude or manners. 3. To convert or adapt to the needs of society. Socialization is simply learning to conform with today’s society or world!
I truly believe that we should be very careful of who our children see and are around on a daily basis. When they are very young they absorb information quickly and we really shouldn't want our children to be socialized as the world sees it, but as we see fit.
In scriptures it says that the responsibility of the PARENT is to train their OWN children up in the admonition and love of the lord. When I put my daughter in daycare I'm giving up my responsibility as a parent and handing it to someone else to mold my child. That is not okay with me.
I do understand that you have other views, and that is fine it is your free will to do so.
As for socializing her, socialization occurs every day in human beings, at the market, at the book store, she absorbs me interacting with people. She hangs out with her cousins who have similar values and morals, she also goes to play groups with children that are in the same age range. I know all the mothers so I'm comfortable with her interacting with their children, because I know their beliefs. AND luckily my brother has a 2 year old as well who she hangs out with.
Thank you for your input.