ERIC Number: ED366441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Needs Assessment Louisville, Kentucky Metropolitan Area 1992.
Chrisman, Kent; And Others
This report assesses the need for and availability of child care services in the metropolitan area of Louisville, Kentucky, including Jefferson County and six surrounding counties in Kentucky (Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble) and three counties (Clark, Floyd, and Harrison) in southern Indiana. This assessment focused on 1990 census demographics and the anticipated child care needs of the communities. The findings from the study showed that the: (1) highest density of children is located in the Inner City of Louisville and in Southeast and West Central Jefferson County; (2) highest percentage of female-headed households was found in the Inner City, and in West Central and East Central Jefferson County; (3) highest number of children below poverty is located in the Inner City; (4) lowest median income was in the Inner City; (5) lowest availability of vehicles was in the Inner City; and (6) range of weekly cost of child care was $12.65 to $124.50. All areas studied showed high numbers of women with children in the work force (over 56%) and households headed by females showed the higher percentage of poverty rates. Among the recommendations made were: the development of additional before and after school slots in areas where none or few exist; an increase in the number of subsidized slots for low income areas; and encouragement of an increase in non-traditional child care with greater flexibility of operation. An extensive appendix provides statistical information by locality. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisville and Jefferson County Community Coordinated Child Care, KY.
Identifiers: Indiana (South); Kentucky (Jefferson County); Kentucky (Louisville)