ERIC Number: ED376987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of Child Care on Young Children: Forty Years of Research. Early Childhood Study Paper No. 5.
This book provides an overview of research on infants and young children who have experienced non-maternal or non-parental care during their preschool years. It focuses on studies conducted in Australia, but also considers the vast body of research conducted elsewhere, especially in the United States. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the issues involved in research into the effects of non-maternal care and gives a context for the discussion that follows. Chapter 2 contains a brief overview of early research, which was largely concerned with whether non-maternal care affected the security of the mother-child attachment. Chapter 3 discusses the question of whether non-maternal (and sometimes non-parental) child care is harmful to infants. Chapter 4 examines research employing a broader approach which takes into account the effects of family environment when studying the effects of non-maternal care. Chapter 5 contains a description of Head Start and other early intervention programs designed to improve the educational opportunities and well-being of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Chapter 6 explores the conclusion that child care is not a substitute for home care, but rather provides children with experiences in a different setting. Contains approximately 240 references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Family Environment, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Parent Child Relationship, Research Methodology, Social Science Research, Young Children
Australian Institute of Family Studies, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Family Studies, Melbourne.
Identifiers: Australia; Project Head Start; United States