ERIC Number: ED062014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Day Care as a Child-Rearing Environment.
Prescott, Elizabeth; And Others
Differences among day care environments and factors related to these differences are examined. Also, the probable effectiveness of group day care in meeting the developmental needs of children is discussed. Chapters I and II give the rationale and procedures of the study. Chapter III provides a description of patterns of teacher behavior and center program. This is followed, in Chapters IV, V, VI, and VII, by an examination of the variables which predict these patterns. The section on evaluation considers the match between environmental opportunities and developmental needs. The conclusions suggest possibilities for intervention and guidelines for future development of day care services. Eight tables present results of factor analysis of Teacher Behavior Patterns and Center Patterns, and one table presents Selected Center Characteristics by Quality of Center. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Care, Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Comparative Analysis, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Environmental Influences, Factor Analysis, Guidelines, Intervention, Program Evaluation, Teacher Behavior
Publications Department, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($1.75, Set of Volume 1 and Volume 2, $3.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Note: Day Care, Volume 2