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ERIC Number: ED070227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 74
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Day Care and Preschool Services: Trends and Issues.
Parker, Ronald K.; Knitzer Jane
Statistics on day care and preschool services (rationale, facilities, capacity, enrollment patterns, quality, federal funding) were reviewed to determine priorities for the development of an effective network of child care services in the 1970's. The following conclusions were drawn: absence of an effective financing mechanism is the single most important consideration in developing a national network of high quality child care services; creation of effective training and delivery systems is the second most important consideration; a multilevel (national, state, local) coordinating mechanism is necessary to utilize limited resources efficiently; standards and licensing procedures must focus on insuring high quality programs; population groups of children to be served must be identified clearly (possible options range from accommodation of minority status children to a commitment to meet the needs of all children); and the goals appropriate to various sponsoring agencies (child welfare services, educational systems, community-based organizations, consumer groups) must be identified. Options for resolving each issue were considered. Data, summarized in table form, concerned such topics as comparative distributions of child care arrangements, estimated number of preschool children by race and age, component estimates of annual cost, and projection of manpower needs. (GW)
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