ERIC Number: ED068626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Child Day Care in Indiana. Manpower and Training Requirements.
Endres, Mary P.; Lisack, J. P.
A survey of the operators of 969 licensed and 431 unlicensed child care facilities in Indiana was conducted to: (1) help standardize and facilitate the utilization of occupational titles, duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of four levels of child care specialists (CCS) arranged into a career ladder, and (2) provide educational, government, and civic planners with information to assist them in planning educational programs, certification requirements, and policies regarding child care programs and services. Data from 111 respondents revealed that: (1) the four levels of CCS are represented in the child care centers, with over half of the workers falling into the first level of the career ladder (worker/assistant); (2) CCS at all four levels are needed, but the demands are greater at the first two levels (worker/assistant and associate degree); (3) salaries paid to all CCS levels are low and below average salaries received by recent Purdue University graduates; and (4) two types of programs/program assistance were needed, including preservice and inservice training assistance for the worker/assistant level and college level courses in child development and supporting fields. Other findings and recommendations are included, and survey materials are appended. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Certification, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization
Purdue University, SCC-A, Lafayette, Indiana 47907 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Welfare, Indianapolis.; Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.