ERIC Number: ED051880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Day Care Survey-1970. Summary Report and Basic Analysis.
Westinghouse Learning Corp., Bladensburg, MD.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
This comprehensive study was designed to provide essential information for federal, state, and local policy planners to design and test new program concepts in day care services for children. Findings from the survey provide data on existing day care programs, availability of day care services, and the nature and extent of the need for day care service. The results of the survey indicate that there is a sizeable potential demand among low to moderate income working mothers for better day care center capacity, that for school-age children there is little organized care or other supervised recreation to meet needs before and after school; and low to moderate income working mothers pay a nominal amount of less than $100 a year for in-home care, and $400 to $700 a year for out-of-home care. Information was obtained from day care center operators on expenses and income, and parents were asked what they were willing to pay for adequate day care and what they could afford. This volume contains the text of the report, while a separate volume presents the project methodology and survey instruments. Approximately three-fourths of this document consists of tables. (Author/AJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Westinghouse Learning Corp., Bladensburg, MD.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.