ERIC Number: ED191550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Status of Day Care in Canada 1979: A Review of the Major Findings of the National Day Care Study 1979.
This report provides a brief overview of day care in Canada for the year 1979. A continuation of surveys begun in 1971, the 1979 survey was distributed to the authorities in all Canadian provinces and territories. The questionnaire used was changed only twice: in 1978 the breakdown of ages of children in day care was changed and two items were added to the survey instrument. Findings indicate a 14.07% increase in the number of day care spaces in 1979 as compared to the 1978 figures. Family Day Care (defined as supervised private families giving care to children during the day) grew 45.49%. Day care center spaces increased by 15.86% over 1978. Spaces in commercial day care centers had the largest growth - a gain of 28.28%. Spaces decreased in both the public and parent cooperative centers respectively by 38.90% and 12.03%. Children 2 to 6 years of age occupy about 87% of the spaces in day care centers and 50% of the spaces in family day care homes. Services to children of less than 2 years of age and to young school-age children decreased. Approximately 4% of children under the age of 2, 15% of children 2 to 6 years of age, and 0.31% of children between 6 and 15 years of age are enrolled in day care by their working mothers. Reports from the field suggest that day care will experience gradual growth during 1980. The report is written in both English and French. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: After School Day Care, Age Groups, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Trend Analysis
National Day Care Information Centre, Social Services Division, Health and Welfare Canada, 612-Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B5, Canada (Free of Charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: National Day Care Information Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).
Note: For earlier reviews, see ED 119 867, ED 135 488, ED 162 745, and ED 170 048.