ERIC Number: ED070511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Family Day Care West: A Working Conference.
Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.
An attempt is made to condense data on family day care, i.e., a form of supplemental child care that takes place in the home of a nonrelative. An overview is presented of the kinds of studies that have been done and how they fit into the larger picture of what remains to be done before we can claim to have a body of knowledge to guide us in this area. The available research is classified into four general groups: (1) surveys of the extent of family day care among other types of child care arrangements of working mothers and surveys of the need for day care resources of different types, (2) research on the effects of maternal employment, separation and deprivation, and compensatory programs on family and child development, (3) field studies of the family day care arrangement as a social system, of consumer and caregiver attitudes, behaviors, and life circumstances; and observational studies of family day care as a child rearing environment; and (4) demonstrations of intervention programs and support systems for family day care, with special reference to the Day Care Neighbor Service (Portland), the Community Family Day Care Project (Pasadena), information and referral programs, licensing, and agency supervised family day care. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.
Note: Conference of the Community Family Day Care Project of Pacific Oaks College (Pasadena, California, Feb. 18-19, 1972)