ERIC Number: ED078957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Woman Question in Child Care (A Position Paper).
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Primarily concerned about women's need for child care, this position paper also mirrors the state and needs of families, communities, and the Nation as well. The number of employed mothers in the U.S. exceeds 12 million. The goal of the Day Care and Child Development Council of America is to promote the development of a locally controlled, publicly sponsored, universally available child care system through public education, social action, and assistance to local communities. Special consideration must be given the situations which involve employed women and their children, particularly as this relates to day care, for the most rapid increase in labor force participation in the past decade has occurred among mothers of children under six. If the number of working mothers of children under the age of six increases at the same rate between 1970 and 1975 as between 1965 and 1970, about a million additional working mothers will be struggling to arrange for adequate child care. Child care can become the institution for the re-education of men, women and children, and it is the women primarily who must undertake the work of building these new institutions. It is proposed that a system of child care is only possible to the extent that constituencies are organized from the grassroots to the top and a coalition is developed in the next four years that transcends class, race, and sex. The plan involves the centers and their staff, coordinating bodies, women's organizations, unions, and industry. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Care, Day Care, Economic Change, Employed Women, Family Structure, Government Role, Guides, Mothers, Sex Discrimination, Social Attitudes
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., 1401 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.