ERIC Number: ED114163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Sweden's Day Nurseries: Focus on Programs for Infants and Toddlers.
Bergstrom, Joan L.; Gold, Jane R.
Data collected during a 1972 study of the Swedish child care program are presented. Government officials, day care personnel, child care professionals, medical personnel, and parents were interviewed, and nurseries in six towns were visited to obtain data. The major role of the state, country, and local governments in regulating, operating, and subsidizing Swedish child care programs is discussed and illustrated with photographs. Included are details concerning nursery clientele, admissions and fee policies, staff, physical environment, grouping of children, curricula, and cost of operation, along with a description of the daily routine of a typical Swedish day nursery, and tables of physical specifications for nursery buildings. The role of Swedish parents in the day nursery program is examined. Results from an evaluative questionnaire given to government officials, day nursery staff, and parents about the nursery system are included, as well as a list of some of the other child-centered services offered in Sweden (e.g., boarding schools for handicapped children). (BRT)
Descriptors: Child Care, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Infants, Parent Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Curriculum, Questionnaires, Services, Toddlers
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, 1012 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (Paper, $3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.; National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden