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ERIC Number: ED139498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Day Care Needs of the Indigent Children in West Virginia, with Recommendations for a Model Day Care Program and Delivery System. Volume 1.
Hodges, Walter L.; And Others
This document reports on a series of studies conducted to assess the scope and quality of child care services in West Virginia. Included are: (1) a survey of administrators and staff members from all of the state's welfare areas ("area office survey"); (2) a brief description of day care settings and services; (3) an evaluation of center-based day care; (4) an evaluation of noncenter-based day care; (5) questionnaires and manuals used in the studies; and (6) recommendations. The area office survey includes opinion data collected from area administrators, area office staff, and social service workers concerning employment for welfare recipients, training, training resources, transportation, center-based and noncenter-based care, and programmatic weaknesses. In the center-based evaluation, a stratified random sample of 15 of the 75 licensed centers was chosen for evaluation. Results report on the program for children, administration, physical setting, nutrition and health care, licensing standards and requirements, and fire standards. In the noncenter-based evaluation, a representative sample of 34 vendors was selected from 933 in-home and out-of-home vendors. Results report on program objectives, observations of the caretaker, supplies and materials, food service practices, physical setting, and parent interaction. Based on data from the surveys, the final chapter -- "A Portrait of Day Care in West Virginia" -- reports on conditions and makes recommendations for improvement. Appendices, comprising approximately one-third of the document, include questionnaires and manuals used in the studies. (SB)
Descriptors: Certification, Check Lists, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Family Day Care, Interviews, Nutrition, Parent Participation, Physical Environment, Poverty, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Safety, Social Workers, Staff Role, State Licensing Boards, State Surveys, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family Learning Centers, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia