ERIC Number: ED331577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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A Look at Child Care in a Northern Industrial State.
Miller, Michelle Russell, Ed.
This paper presents the results of three child care studies in the Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties of Michigan. In the first study parents were surveyed to determine their child care needs versus the needs met by child care centers. Data was collected from seven child care centers: two franchise, three private, and two in-home. The conclusions from this study are that a well-trained staff and interaction with other children were the most important issues to parents. The purpose of the second study was to define the ways in which child care in the Metro Detroit area was being met. Data was collected from 100 early childhood centers and 13 Detroit area child care directors. The findings of this survey indicate that local centers are not providing services for parents who must work unusual shifts or weekends and who have children under two and a half years of age. The third study gathered data from 57 workers of public school pre-school, public day care and private nursery school programs. The purpose was to compare the responses of the staff in different areas. The conclusions of this study are that the private nursery school staff was the most satisfied group among those surveyed and that private nursery schools and public school preschools were comprised of highly educated, more mature and experienced staff. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Day Care Selection; Michigan (Detroit Metropolitan Area)