ERIC Number: ED068164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
A Design for a National Day Care Cost-Effectiveness Experiment. Final Report.
Deloria, Dennis J.; And Others
The broad design features of a national day care cost effectiveness experiment, made to assist the Office of Economic Activity in formulating a "request for proposals" to actually operate and implement such an experiment, are presented. An attempt has been made in the report to present rationales and recommendations about day care program types to be included; program documentation and evaluation; experimental design; collection and analysis of cost data; project management and administration; scheduling; and budgeting. Although primarily intended for legislators and policy makers, the information is also useful to parents, caregivers, day care operators, early education specialists, program developers, and parent action groups. Three major influences shaped the final design: the need to identify an optimal per-child annual cost for day care; to assess policy implications of the trend to shift day care out of the family home into group settings; and to explore the merits of merging day care and early childhood movements. (Author/DJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.