ERIC Number: ED080168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Evaluation of the Office of Economic Opportunity Child Development Center.
Krug, Doris N.; And Others
A study was conducted to evaluate parents' reactions to and utilization of the Child Development Center (CDC) sponsored by OEO for its Washington, D.C. based employees. Interviews were conducted with all 43 users of the CDC (22 OEO employees and 21 employees of other Federal agencies) and with 137 other OEO employees who are parents of young children. Fifty-four of the latter group were chosen as the comparison group. Several types of analyses were conducted: (1) development of a general profile comparing OEO CDC users to users of other types of day care; (2) estimate of need and effective demand for the OEO CDC; (3) estimates of the economic benefit to OEO; (4) analysis of user satisfaction and comparison to the satisfaction reported by users of other arrangements; (5) analysis of key factors affecting day care decisions and the trade-offs among them; and (6) comparison of the results of this study to the evaluations of two other federally sponsored day care centers, to findings from the OEO national day care survey of 1970, and to the Massachusetts Early Education Project. (KM)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.