ERIC Number: ED116779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Day Care Arrangements for School Age Children. Final Status Report.
Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.
This 2-year study describes existing day care arrangements for school age children and examines the problems of providing day care for these children. A total of 30 day care centers and 73 family day care homes were included in the analysis, based on observation and interview schedules developed for the study. In addition to a general description of the population served, the types of available group care experiences are described. Problems of providing day care to school age children involve space and equipment utilization, licensing, staffing and staff training, and problems caused by regulations, procedures, and legal liability. Physical separation from the community and the lack of opportunities for personal initiative are identified as basic activity program problems. Suggestions for remediation of these problems are offered; and several models for group day care arrangements in conjunction with public schools are described. (ED)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.