ERIC Number: ED062013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The "Politics" of Day Care.
Prescott, Elizabeth; Jones, Elizabeth
A study examining various pertinent aspects of child day care is presented. Two questions are focused upon: (1) How does a community get group day care?, and (2) Once day care is obtained, how can the community regulate its quality? Also included in this study is an exploratory look at the clientele of day care centers--parents and their expectations for their children. The data presented has been collected in a variety of ways: interviews; questionnaires, content analysis of minutes, and of public hearings, structured and participant observation. Focus is on the decision-making process at many levels. In each case, the following questions were asked: (1) What was the background of the changes, problems, or conflicts? (2) Who were the persons or groups concerned? and (3) What influences determined the outcome? (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Child Care, Community Control, Data Collection, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Decision Making, Environmental Influences, Expectation, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Standards, Young Children
Publications Department, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.00, Set of Volume 1 and Volumes 2, $3.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Note: Day Care: Volume 1