ERIC Number: ED157608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Child Care Services in Ramsey County: Fees Charged and Rates of Utilization.
Ramsey County Child Care Council, Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
This report describes the second annual survey of utilization of child care services (day care homes and day care centers) in Ramsey County, Minnesota. Information about fees charged is included. Data from day care homes and centers were collected by mail or telephone. The rate of utilization of child care services was determined by county, county quadrant and community. The report categorizes day care services by four county quandrants: St. Paul West, St. Paul East, Suburban West, and Suburban East. Rates of utilization are discussed for three age ranges--infant-toddler (0-30 months), preschool (two and one half to five years), and school age (five plus years)--within each of the four quadrants. Utilization rates reported are the ratios of actual enrollment to preferred capacity, as preferred capacity is said to be a more accurate indicator of actual supply than is licensed capacity. Results concerning family day care homes indicate that 24 out of 34 communities are experiencing serious shortages of infant-toddler providers, 5 out of 34 communities are experiencing serious shortages of preschool care providers, and 23 out of 34 communities are experiencing shortages of school age providers. With regard to day care centers, three communities had serious shortages of center care for preschoolers, and one community had a serious shortage of care for infant-toddlers. Final sections of the report include tables comparing the utilization of day care homes and centers and showing the data collected from each community in the survey. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ramsey County Child Care Council, Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota