ERIC Number: ED062568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Day Care for America's Children.
LaCrosse, E. Robert
High quality day care is a pressing social need for the 1970's. Factors responsible for the strong interest in day care include pressures for welfare reform, the growing number of women in the labor force, minority pressures for equal opportunities, and research findings stressing the importance of development during the early years of a child's life. Day care has taken many forms ranging from baby sitting to full-day group care and 24-hour care. Along with variations in the type of day care offered are variations in the services offered by day care centers, including operating hours, provisions for health care, special lessons or tutoring, and transportation services. All-day programs must be planned wisely to help children develop and to meet their needs. Guidelines for providing individualized care along with a discussion of the costs of day care and issues relating to licensing, community coordination, and education of day care personnel are included in this publication. (SB)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care, Employed Women, Inservice Education, Program Costs, Social Influences
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Authoring Institution: Public Affairs Committee, Inc., New York, NY.