ERIC Number: ED329333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Facts about Family Day Care. NCJW Center for the Child Fact Sheet, Number 1.
National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY.
Three myths concerning family day care are countered by facts. Myths are: (1) family day care providers are just babysitters working for pin money; (2) family day care is an undesirable and inferior substitute for center-based care; (3) the only way to guarantee high quality family day care is through strict regulation. In fact, family day care is a real and demanding occupation, and providers' earnings are often an essential portion of their families' income. Research has shown that family day care has unique qualities that make it the preferred arrangement of many parents, especially for infants and toddlers. Regulation is necessary to provide basic standards concerning the health and safety of children in family day care, but it does not ensure high quality care. Six effective strategies for promoting high quality family day care are cited. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Family Day Care, Income
National Council of Jewish Women, Center for the Child, 53 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Fact Sheets; State Regulation