ERIC Number: ED101850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Parents and Child Care. A Report on Child Care Consumers in San Francisco: A Study of Parental Expectations for Child Care Services from a Cross-Cultural Perspective.
Fink, Stevanne Auerbach
This report presents a study of the attitudes of a sample of San Franciscan parents toward various day care situations. Questionnaires were distributed to the parents of children from 15 centers and 5 day care homes located in census tracts chosen for their racial, ethnic, and economic mix. Data was compiled from the 125 returned questionnaires. Fifty volunteers who answered the written questionnaires were given individual in-depth interviews. Child care providers and administrators of the programs included were also surveyed and interviewed. The attitudes examined concerned the nature of the need for day care services, the availability of these services, and parental perceptions of the quality of these services. Answers were coded and quantified and form the basis of the report. The appendix contains the questionnaires and other data forms written in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog. (CS)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Expectation, Family School Relationship, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Surveys
Parents and Child Care, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103 (paper, $5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Prepared by author as partial fulfillment of Ph.D. (Union Graduate School of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio)