ERIC Number: ED092252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Group Day Care in Denmark: A Century and a Half of Experience.
Wagner, Mary G.; Wagner, Marsden G.
The national and local organization and administration of group day care programs in Denmark are outlined in this report. Financing, basic programs, standards, and staff training in each of the four main child care groups are discussed under the following categories: cretches, kindergartens, afterschool groups, and youth clubs. Although all four age groups are now usually located in the same day care center, the staffing and programming of activities is quite different for each group. Also reported in this paper are the recent investigations of a top level special national study commission on group day care in Denmark which issued four main suggestions: the development of 'age-integrated' day care institutions, parent participation in planning, 24-hour child care units, and the elimination of parental fees in day care institutions. This descriptive survey of group day care in Denmark concludes with a listing of principles that emerge from the Danish experience in day care which are relevant to the U. S. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Inst. of Social Medicine.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark