ERIC Number: ED331586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Families and Work Institute.
This paper discusses the influences on parents' selection of child care. One study cited determined that in their search for child care, parents use informal sources of information, though educated parents are more likely to use resource and referral systems. Other studies have shown that parents are more concerned about cost, convenience, and reliability, than they are with indicators of quality in child care. Research indicates that mothers do not understand the link between provider training and preparation, and the quality and cost of child care. A list of references is provided. A preliminary report entitled "Families and Work Institute," by Nancy Cohen, is included. This report discusses the incentives and disincentives for child care providers to attend training, and the implications of training for the quality of child care. Descriptive information on the Families and Work Institute is included. Also included is a summary of the Institute's 1989-1990 projects in policy research, information dissemination, organizational planning, and training. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Families and Work Institute; Quality Indicators
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Preparation and Professional Development Programs for Early Childhood Educators: Emerging Needs for the Next Decade (New York, NY, November 7-8, 1990).