ERIC Number: ED097097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Day Care Homes: A Pennsylvania Profile. Center for Human Services Development Report No. 18.
Peters, Donald L.
This report presents a preliminary profile of home day care in Pennsylvania. Information was gathered through extensive questionnaires and home observations which occurred during site visits to a geographically-representative sample of 162 licensed or approved day care homes. In the profile, comparisons are made between 146 homes which are privately funded and the 16 programs which receive aid through the provisions of the Social Security Act, Title IV-A. Comparisons are also made for areas of different population densities. Descriptive data are presented in these areas: (1) child characteristics such as levels of enrollment, age groupings, and ethnic background; (2) special services for school-age children and exceptional children; (3) length of child care, withdrawal, and absences; (4) family characteristics; (5) formal and informal training and experience of day care mothers; (6) physical environments--indoor and outdoor; (7) educational and play activities, materials, and equipment; and (8) atmosphere, including verbal and physical contact between day care mothers and children, amount of time spent with children, imposition of rules and restrictions, and response to children's needs. A summary and discussion of the major findings conclude the report. (Author/SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Human Development.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania