ERIC Number: ED100517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Corporations and Child Care: Profit-Making Day Care, Workplace Day Care, and a Look at the Alternatives.
Avrin, Cookie; And Others
This report presents a critical look at the ways profit-making child care centers treat the problems of racism and sexism, handle parent and community involvement, and provide care for children. Quantifiable factors in child care which have been found to bear a relationship to quality, warmth and flexibility are evaluated (staff/child ratios, hours teachers work, the overall size of each center and the amount of space per child). Data were collected from in-depth interviews with workers and executives in the companies that run these centers, and from interviews with parents of children who attend or attended them. In addition, statistical studies, tests, periodicals, business journals, and government publications relating to day care have been examined and independent experts in day care have been consulted. Workplace day care is examined along with some alternatives to corporate child care. Included is an annotated list of bibliographies, films, books, organizations, periodicals, and other child care resources. (CS)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Community Involvement, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employer Supported Day Care, Facilities, Humanization, Interviews, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Racism, School Business Relationship, Sex Stereotypes, Work Attitudes
Women's Research Action Project, Box 119, Porter Square Station, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140 (Paper, 1-5 copies, $1.25 each; 6-14 copies, $100 each; 15 or more, $.80 each; institutions, $2.00 each; please add postage)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Women's Research Action Project, Cambridge, MA.