ERIC Number: ED243578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Child Care in the 80's: A Brief Report on Public School Involvement.
Houston, Sandra T.; Hatton, Ebbie R.
Public school involvement in providing child care services in 14 southern states was investigated. Data were obtained through questionnaires mailed to state superintendents or commissioners of education in each state. In addition, questionnaires were sent to the superintendent in each of the 142 school districts in North Carolina. Findings indicated that of all North Carolina school districts, 11 percent provide before/after school child care services, 11 percent provide full day prekindergartens, and 6.5 percent offer both types of service. Both before/after school services and full day prekindergarten programs relied on funds from a wide range of sources. No district recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials as adequate to meet requirements for any position. Information on public school child care in other southern states was so limited that caution should be exercised in interpreting the data. All states responding were involved in providing child care services of at least one type. Most respondents felt the need for greater involvement in half-day prekindergartens, the one service already in place in most of the states. (Addresses of state departments of education surveyed as well as locations and types of child care services reported in North Carolina are included in the report.) (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Full Day Programs; Half Day Programs; North Carolina; Project Head Start; Regional Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association on Children under Six (35th, Lexington, KY, March 6-10, 1984).