ERIC Number: ED119863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study Identifying the Components of a Quality Child Care Center.
Panetta, Sandra J.
Specific characteristics of a quality day care center are identified through a survey of parents, teachers, and directors utilizing or working in day care centers. The introduction to this descriptive research study offers background information on the history of the child care movement in America and a review of related research projects. A questionnaire, composed of open-ended, rank, and selection questions, was developed to examine five major areas: center; program; staff; emergency, health and food procedures and policies; and parental role and types of evaluation. The sample was composed of (1) a random selection of directors of large and small centers in Denver; (2) parents who were utilizing child care services when surveyed (balanced for race, ethnic group and income level); and (3) teachers in the same day care centers which parents were using. Comparisons were made among the large groups: parents, teachers and directors; types of centers surveyed; parent-cooperative, private-franchise, and Federal-State funded centers; and income levels. Results, conclusions and recommendations are listed. Appendices make up approximately one-half of the document. Included are the questionnaire used and tabulations of the responses of each group surveyed. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)