ERIC Number: ED160192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Needs for Child Care.
This report presents the findings of an Alaska State Department community survey of child care needs in Alaskan population centers typical of 4 kinds of communities found in Alaska (urban area, moderate-size town, small town and native regional center). The purpose of the study was to provide reliable data for statewide planning. Professional interviewers collected data on such variables as family size, age of children, educational levels, family income, employment, availability and convenience of child care and within-family child care. Researchers also investigated eligibility for child care services, willingness to pay for services, and attitudes toward state support of child care services and state licensing of child care personnel. Survey data are presented in 23 tables. Included is a summary of the data in the form of a data narrative combining survey questions with total sample percentages for each response and a summary report of methodological procedures. Findings indicate that eligibility for child care services is high but that knowledge of state funding resources is low among the sample population. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: N/A