ERIC Number: ED251172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Who Will Mind the Babies?
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
This policy statement provides a framework for thinking about the many issues involved in developing assurance of adequate child care opportunities for infants and toddlers under 3 years of age. Specifically, the statement discusses (1) the special needs of infants and toddlers; (2) public policies to provide both financial and emotional support for parents who remain at home to care for infants and toddlers; (3) professional recognition, certification, and training for caregivers of infants and toddlers; (4) financing, regulating, and accrediting adequate day care and educating consumers; and (5) policy-relevant research issues concerning child care for very young children. It is argued that addressing the child care needs of infants and toddlers and their families is a process that must involve parents; professionals; employers; voluntary, community, and religious groups; and government. National Center staff are available to assist policymakers in locating research and clinical data that will help those seeking approaches to infant and toddler child care. (CB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Public Policy and Public Education.