ERIC Number: ED208975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Child Care Delivery System in Minneapolis.
Stokesbary, Daryl; And Others
The purpose of this report by the Minneapolis Interagency Work Group is to define reasons for day care demand, examine the adequacy of local service delivery patterns, analyze current trends and problems in the system, and make preliminary recommendations. The first section of the report discusses data concerning national trends in child care needs as well as trends in Minnesota and Minneapolis. The second section provides brief descriptions of the service systems, indicates problems of service delivery, and suggests solutions for day care centers, family and group day care homes, and informal child care systems. In the third section, problems and suggested solutions, as well as system characteristics, are discussed for infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age/latchkey care. Discussion in section four focuses on problems and solutions related to affordability of care, sick care/emergency child care resources, 24-hour and night care, substitute care workers, resources for handicapped children, availability and development of management and support services, transportation, and licensable center space. Recommendations concerning potential resource sharing, provided in section five, focus on legislation, coordination, public awareness, and the role of business and foundations. Tabulated data are provided under the following titles: Geographic Comparison of Licensed Slot Availability, October, 1979; Minneapolis Child Care Options by Age Group; and Summary of Minneapolis Child Care Funding, 1979-80. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Interagency Child Care Work Group, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)