ERIC Number: ED180584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Study for Franklin County Welfare Department Social Services.
Wolfgang, Charles; And Others
This needs assessment study was undertaken to identify the needs and problems of home day care and center day care providers, parents, and Welfare Department Specialists and Certification Staff in Franklin County, Ohio. Data were collected in two parts using the Perceived Problem Survey Study Model. Subjects were interviewed or surveyed using the My Biggest Problem Inventory in order to generate a data bank of gross problems faced by providers, users, or evaluators of care. These problems were then reduced to a list of non-overlapping problem statements. Using these problem statements, a check list was developed for each group of subjects on which subjects were asked to rank the frequency of each problem and their level of concern about it on a five point scale. Detailed analyses of each group's responses are presented, with separate chapters devoted to: (1) day care center teachers' problems, (2) day care center teachers' problems with regard to infants/toddlers, (3) day care center teachers' problems with regard to school age children and adolescents, (4) center directors' problems, (5) home day care providers' problems, (6) Franklin County Welfare Department Specialists' problems, (7) parents' problems with center based care, and (8) parents' problems with home based day care. Recommendations made throughout the report are summarized in the final chapter. A large proportion of this report consists of data in tabular form. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio