ERIC Number: ED068194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Public Opinion Toward Day Care. Final Report: Part VI.
Opinions of the general public and of special interest groups on the subject of day care are examined. The opinions are discussed as to concept of day care, family versus center care, location, grouping, program cost, and staff. The special interest groups studied were child development professionals, minority groups, industry, and women's liberation groups. The impact of day care programs on public opinion is presented as to sources of information, results, and problems for future study. Results of the research include the following: (1) both the general public and special interest groups approve of the concept of child care; (2) almost half of the mothers in the U.S. use some form of supplementary child care, but to a large degree, this is privately arranged care on an individual basis; (3) day care centers are widely approved of by working women, especially poor ones; reaction to center care for all children is generally less favorable; (4) the specific issues which generate opinions are family vs. center care, cost, location, and transportation; and (5) groups that emphasize educational and child development aspects of day care feel that day care in centers is a right to which all children are entitled; in general, these groups support federally funded centers. A 50-item bibliography is included. (For related documents, see PS 005 969-975, 977-983.) (AL)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Minneapolis, Minn.