ERIC Number: ED097981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Caring Is Becoming Accountable: A Study of Child Care Needs for the Tri-County Action Program, Inc.
Fishhaut, Erna H.
This report presents the findings of a survey of child care needs in three counties of Minnesota. The survey was designed to provide information in the following areas: (1) the number of children needing child care service, (2) the types of child care services desired by parents, (3) the knowledge and understanding of child care services as expressed by parents, (4) the existing patterns of child care, and (5) the circumstances and situations which might affect the determination of future programs. Respondents were 100 mothers from rural areas and 100 mothers from a metropolitan area, randomly chosen, but representing families having at least one preschool child. The findings are divided into five sections: the families, the working women, the children, the child care arrangements, and the caregivers. Each section provides a summary of findings and numerous data tables. Concluding chapters attach some of the myths about child care services in light of the survey's findings and present an outline of recommendations for developing a course of action to meet area needs. A glossary is included. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tri-County Action Programs, Inc., St. Cloud, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Early Learning Resources, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.