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ERIC Number: ED188665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-28
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying the Need for a Child Care Center at College of the Sequoias.
McCormick, Anne
A survey, posing specific questions relating to the need for child care services while attending college, was mailed to the 916 day students at the College of the Sequoias who had been or were married. The survey sought to determine whether a significant number of the students would want and use college-supported child care facilities. Major findings, based on 315 responses, indicated that 53% of the respondents would use a child care center and that 77% of the students who said they would use these facilities were between the ages of 20 and 30. A sizeable portion (43%) signified that they had limited their school careers because of child care needs and 73% of those who desired child care at the college indicated that they would increase their class load if such a service were offered. Almost 90% of those wanting child care expressed a willingness to pay for it and most preferred payment by the hour. The study report presents summary conclusions and recommendations as well as a review of the literature related to the advantages of college-based child care facilities for students with pre-school children, the children themselves, and child development majors. A bibliography, the survey instrument, and additional comments made by respondents are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A