ERIC Number: ED214666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Status of Day Care in Canada, 1980: A Review of the Major Findings of the National Day Care Study, 1980 = Situation de la Garde de Jour au Canada, 1980: Une revue des principales constations sur la garde de jour en 1980.
In 1971, the Canada Assistance Plan Directorate of the Department of National Health and Welfare conducted a national survey designed to (1) provide an inventory of day care spaces which would serve as a baseline from which to compare future growth in day care, and (2) evaluate the impact of any new initiative of the federal government in the day care field. The inventory was updated each year from 1973 through 1979, and the same survey questionnaire was used each time. For the present survey, age categories established in 1978 were used and interprovincial comparison data collected. Major findings of the survey are reported in two broad categories: (1) increase in day care services, and (2) age groups served by day care programs. Data are also provided on latchkey children and the sponsorship of day care centers. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: After School Day Care, Age Groups, Comparative Analysis, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Enrollment Trends, Family Day Care, Foreign Countries, Infants, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Preschool Children, Proprietary Schools, Regional Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Day Care Information Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Latchkey Children; National Day Care Study