ERIC Number: ED092249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Family Day Care in Denmark.
Wagner, Mary; Wagner, Marsden G.
The present report describes a system for the care of children during the day in Denmark: care in private family homes. Begun in 1966, this program organized a formal system of family day care homes initiated and supervised by the government; this is an extension of the former system of licensing privately initiated family day care homes. From the Danish experience, a number of principles emerge which appear to be relevant to the United States. It is possible for the government to conduct a program of surveillance for quality control and to establish a minimal standard of care for each child. A family day care home system has the special advantages of being an important source of strength to the family, offers a rewarding career for women who prefer to work at home, and has the possibility of rapid expansion. It is suggested that because of children's needs and parental preferences more than one type of day care service should be offered. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Inst. of Social Medicine.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark