ERIC Number: ED352117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Needs for Child Day Care. Final Report.
Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.
The Delaware Valley Child Care Council of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania developed a regional planning service to assess the needs for day care services in a five-county region in southeastern Pennsylvania, and to construct a database of day care information that would be periodically updated. This document is the initial report by the regional planning service. The first section of the report presents data on the shortage of day care services, fees paid by parents for services, family income and demographics, and state subsidies for child care. The implications of the data are discussed in the second section. Topics include: (1) the lack of information on the supply of day care for specific age groups; (2) the needs of school-age children and of parents who are not in the work force; (3) affordability of day care services; and (4) state financial assistance to parents. The third section defines terms relevant to day care. The data-gathering methods used by the planning service are described in the fourth section. The fifth section suggests ways for interested individuals and organizations to use the data base compiled by the planning service. The sixth section offers suggestions for future research. Appendices include tables, figures, and graphs that present the data gathered on the demand for and supply of day care. (BC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Child Care Needs; Pennsylvania (Southeast)