ERIC Number: ED078944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Report on the Atkinson College Child Care Planning Survey.
York Univ., Downsview (Ontario). Inst. for Behavioural Research.
A survey was conducted to determine: (1) whether there is a need for on-campus child care facilities among Atkinson College students; (2) when such facilities would be used; (3) what kind of administration would be preferred; and (4) how much users might be prepared to pay for these facilities. Data were gathered via questionnaires mailed to a systematic random sample of students. A total of 561 questionnaires were completed, yielding a completion rate of 70%. Results showed that: (1) there is a clear need for evening child care facilities for students; (2) although not in as great a demand as evening care, day care facilities should also be considered; (3) preference was shown for board-run child care facilities as opposed to all professional or cooperative administrations; and (4) although respondents were not asked what they would be willing to pay for child care facilities, questions directed at current costs for child care reveal that only 48 students mentioned paying for child care. Answers to specific questions and a copy of the survey questionnaire are provided in appendices. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: York Univ., Downsview (Ontario). Inst. for Behavioural Research.