ERIC Number: ED114173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Comprehensive Child Care.
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
This booklet discusses the need for a comprehensive family-centered approach to day care. A hypothetical family situation is used to illustrate that present approaches to day care are not optimally functional because of the dichotomy existing between day care and family life. Historical origins of day care centers and significant changes in the concept of day care are reviewed. It is suggested that federal legislation on day care (e.g., child care tax deductions) is rarely evaluated for potential impact on impact on families. Two elements are suggested as necessary for the development of comprehensive, family-centered child care programs: (1) a broad concept of the role of parents as predominant in child rearing, and (2) new institutional arrangements and structures which enable parents to assume such a role. (BRT)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Comprehensive Programs, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Elementary Education, Employed Women, Family Life, Federal Legislation, Parent Role
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., 1012 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (Paper, $2.00, plus $0.50 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)