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ERIC Number: ED376987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 153
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-642-20125-0
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2253
Effects of Child Care on Young Children: Forty Years of Research. Early Childhood Study Paper No. 5.
Ochiltree, Gay
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)
Australian Institute of Family Studies, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Family Studies, Melbourne.
Identifiers: Australia; Project Head Start; United States