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ERIC Number: ED116774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 13
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Day Care: What Form Should It Take.
Hignett, William F.; Rodriguez, Dorothy
This paper discusses issues concerning infant family day care in terms of data gathered at the Louis Child Care Center and other related studies. Topics covered are: (1) the need for family day care, (2) the form that services should take, (3) agency supervised family day care, (4) what family day care is, (5) the continuity of care from infancy to school age, (6) convenience to parents of a community based service and service for all age siblings, (7) the family model for day care and presence of male models in family day care homes, (8) employment opportunities for young mothers, and (9) the quality of care. The special advantages of family day care over group care are indicated, and it is noted that family day care has a personalized quality not found in group care. The day care home appears to benefit infants and toddlers particularly because less adjustment is required of the child and because there is opportunity for a more individualized continuous relationship between caregiver, parent, and child. The present criticism of family day care appears to be related to the quality of personnel rather than to the actual model involved. (GO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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