ERIC Number: ED389441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
A Sociological Examination of the Child Care Auspice Debate. Occasional Paper No. 6.
This report examines issues related to whether child care services are operated on a non-profit or for-profit basis, focusing on the use of public funds and child care quality in Canada. The report also presents the results of a study of child care quality at 14 non-profit and 36 for-profit child care centers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The study found that non-profit centers consistently offered child care that was superior to that offered by for-profit centers. However, the results also indicated that some non-profit centers exhibited poor quality care and some for-profit centers exhibited good care. The study also found that independent for-profit child care centers displayed a wider range of quality, had a higher proportion of staff between age 15 and 20, and were less likely to have clearly articulated procedures than chain for-profit child care centers. Seven appendixes provide a copy of the center survey and tables of analysis of variables (ANOVA) related to auspice, organizational structure, directors, and staff age, tenure, training, and remuneration. (Contains 36 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Centre for Urban and Community Studies.
Identifiers: Alberta (Calgary)