ERIC Number: ED065174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care in Massachusetts: The Public Responsibility.
Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
A report on the Massachusetts Early Education Project is presented. The two general goals of this project are: (1) to investigate and describe the general status of early education and child care in Massachusetts, and (2) to develop a public perspective for the care and education of young children. This document is divided into nine chapters. Chapter One discusses the economic and political setting in which the issues of child care and early education are being debated. Chapter Two examines the functions of families and the social forces operating on families to change their structure. Chapter Three considers the need for child care: the concept of the need and the current practices of child care in Massachusetts. Chapter Four reviews the thought influencing programs for young children and describes different kinds of care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Chapter Five examines the development of early childhood education in schools, reviewing the introduction of kindergartens as a requirement for all school districts. Chapter Six reviews the importance of the providers of care, discusses problems of selecting, training and certifying child care and early education workers, and recommends plans for training and registering child care staff. Chapter Seven considers problems involved in evaluating children, particularly those with special needs. Chapter Eight contains an analysis of the costs of child care, and Chapter Nine presents an analysis of the current role of Massachusetts state government concerning children's services. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.