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ERIC Number: ED131939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 18
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Are Head Start and Day Care National Alternatives? A Study of Head Start Programs That Converted to Day Care.
Karlson, Alfred L.
The purpose of this study was to learn about some of the substantive differences between Head Start and day care programs by identifying Head Start programs that had initiated day care services and then comparing similarities and differences before and after transition. The research strategy involved two phases: (1) identifying the national trend in all Head Start programs that had converted from part day operation to full day operation in 1969, 1970 and 1971, (2) selecting a representative sample of programs that had made the conversion. In the entire sample, only 19 had converted to day care, 10 of which were selected for intensive study. Findings are presented under the following headings: (1) Interview Data, (2) Decision Making Which Led to Conversion, (3) Changes in Program Objectives, (4) Specific Problem Areas Identified in Interviews as a Result of Change in Operating Characteristics, (5) The Working Mother, and (6) Facilities. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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