ERIC Number: ED099099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Is Day Care as Good as a Good Home?
This paper on day care services presents: (1) an examination of aspects of home care for children which characterize it as a behavior setting independent of the mother-child bond; (2) a comparison of these home aspects with several common types of day care; and (3) an evaluation of current day care types based on similarities to a good home. Research methodology is not included, but subjects chosen for observation included 14 children in 14 family day care homes, 84 children attending 14 group care centers, and 14 children who attended nursery school part-time and were cared for individually in 14 private homes and also attended nursery school part-time. Differences among types of day care are discussed. Other topics include: (1) child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, (2) adult-child ratio during activities, (3) number and kinds of people in the setting, (4) kinds of adult input and (5) the physical setting. A final section discusses the logic of behavior settings and the home as a workable model for day care. (SDH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Role, Communication Skills, Day Care, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Family Day Care, Family Environment, Home Programs, Individual Needs, Parent Child Relationship, Physical Environment, Preschool Evaluation, Residential Care, Student Teacher Ratio
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A