ERIC Number: ED207691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Day Care in Caracas: A Day Care Homes Program Evaluation Report. Volume I: Executive Summary.
de Ruesta, Maria Carlota; de Vidal, Amalia Barrios
This document provides a summary of a formative evaluation research project concerning the neighborhood day care homes program in Caracas, Venezuela. The evaluation included nine lines of study: (1) an assessment of sociodemographic conditions of Venezuelan preschool age children, legal and employment status of Venezuelan women, and general social variables influencing Venezuelan women and children; (2) a documentary review of the history of the day care homes program; (3) a survey of 1,200 mothers participating in the program; (4) a comparison between a theoretical cost calculated on the basis of program implementation guidelines and actual one-year operating costs; (5) an ethnographic study of 15 day care homes; (6) a demographic study of six low-income communities in Caracas where the program was not operating; (7) an in-depth study of 15 representative cases from the six non-program neighborhoods; (8) four case studies of participants and non-participants in the program; and (9) a bibliographic review of literature on day care systems in other countries. Recommendations are organized according to three program areas: administration, the role of the technical teams, and the role of the care mothers. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.; United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Venezuela (Caracas)