ERIC Number: ED352118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Involvement in School Age Child Care. Regional Report.
Mintzer, Janet L.
This document reports the results of a 1991 survey of school administrators that was conducted to gather information on school-age child care, and school district involvement in such care, in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania. Results indicated that 93 percent of school districts had provider-operated child care programs and 6 percent had district-operated programs. Transportation to child care sites was provided by 84 percent of school districts. Barriers to the implementation of child care programs which were most frequently cited by administrators were lack of space, lack of funding, and inadequate transportation. These results are compared to those of a similar 1989 survey. In general, an increase in public school involvement in school-age child care was evident. The bulk of the document consists of presentations of survey results by county. For each of the four counties, countywide survey results are summarized and survey results for individual school districts within the county are highlighted. Appendices include a description of survey goals and methodology, and copies of the pretest and final questionnaires for district superintendents and school principals. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.; Day Care Association of Montgomery County, Inc., PA.
Identifiers: Child Care Needs; Pennsylvania (Bucks County); Pennsylvania (Chester County); Pennsylvania (Delaware County); Pennsylvania (Montgomery County); Pennsylvania (Southeast)