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ERIC Number: ED071776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 55
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Research and Demonstration Program of Day Care Services for M.I.T. Employees. Interim Report.
Arterton, Janet Bond
A survey of day care needs of M.I.T. employees, its resulting information, and a description of the pilot program of day care services undertaken by M.I.T. are included in this report. A survey was administered to all 4,650 Institute employees in April, 1970, and enjoyed a 35% rate of response. The compiled data supports the conclusion that a number of employees could use a day care program for their children. Enrollment in the pilot program and establishment of a waiting list puts the present demand at about 50 employees. In a cost-sharing pilot program, M.I.T. employees enroll their children in the nearby KLH Child Development Center at fees based on individual family incomes instead of the full KLH fee. On the average, the Institute subsidizes two-thirds of each fee. The program cost for 15 children totals $28,000, of which the Institute contributes $20,000. The success of the program to date and increasing demand for day care services suggest an expansion of the program to a total of 25 subsidized places at the KLH Child Development Center, at an additional annual expense to M.I.T. of $6,000 to $9,000. The Institute should also assist citizen groups in starting new day care programs. Appendix A is a copy of the survey form, and Appendix B is a suggested letter for ineligible respondents. For related document, see PS 006 329.) (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Planning Office.