ERIC Number: ED222205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Need for Night-Time Child Care Services at John C. Calhoun State Community College.
Ratcliffe, Carl J.
A study was conducted in 1981 at John C. Calhoun State Community College to determine the need for evening child care services, the possibility of state or federal funding for these services, and the attitudes of students without dependent children toward the use of student activity funds to provide child care. Surveys were administered to 144 students in extension English composition classes. Students with dependent children were asked for information on demographics, income, employment, number of parents in the home, number and ages of children needing evening child care, hours per week care would be needed, if a meal should be served, perceived need for child care, and the cost considered reasonable for services. Students without dependent children were asked to provide demographic data and to indicate if and how much student activity funds should be designated for child care. Survey data indicated that 24% of the students (N=35) had dependent children and that 43 of their children needed evening child care services. Of those without dependent children (N=109), 78% were willing to use part of the student activity fees for child care services. As part of the study, five institutions reported to provide child care services were contacted; however, none of the three responding schools provided evening child care. A check of state and federal child care funding sources revealed that only funding from the Child Nutrition Program was available in Alabama. Survey instruments and a literature review are included. (Author/KL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: John C Calhoun State Community College AL
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.