ERIC Number: ED242411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-15
Reference Count: 0
School-Age Day Care Study. Final Report.
Kuchak, JoAnn; And Others
Providing data on school-age child care for the 1981-82 school year in Virginia and Minnesota, this study was designed to give state policymakers and program developers consumer profiles for urban, suburban, and rural residents who have various demographic characteristics and children from 5 to 14 years of age. Preceded by an executive summary, chapter 1 of the report presents an overview of the study and research issues in school-age child care. Chapter 2 contains a detailed discussion of the procedures used to collect and analyze telephone survey and in-person interview data. Chapters 3 through 7 present the findings of the study; each chapter is organized according to an issue or theme. The themes discussed include school-age child care usage patterns, satisfaction with care, how parents find and select care, consequences of various types of care arrangements, families whose children are without adult supervision on a regular basis, and other special population groups. Chapter 8 discusses the community context for school-age child care in the two states and includes an overview of demographic variables, state and local programs, and issues that affect child care, as well as parents' views on needed care alternatives. Chapter 9 offers conclusions about future directions for school-age child care. Finally, appendices contain copies of the data collection instruments and item by state results. (RH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Demography, Elementary Education, Employed Parents, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Rural Urban Differences, School Age Day Care, Selection, Siblings, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers: Latchkey Children; Minnesota; Virginia
Note: For related document, see ED 241 138.