Ghana's quest to undo the colonial legacy of underdevelopment appears be met with serious impediments. Thus, over five decades of political independence, the country continues to suffer from high mortality rate, high illiteracy rate, poor sanitation and squalid living conditions, and corruption. In the face of these challenges, children face a major challenge as childcare has taken a different turn under Ghana's neoliberal regime. The commercialization of childcare has had a mixed effect on both children and parents, and in consequence casting a glooming picture on Ghana's development agenda. As an ethnographic study, the research seeks to explore the relationship between childcare and Ghana's development prospect.