ERIC Number: ED211219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Family Day Care in the United States: Research Report. Final Report of the National Day Care Home Study. Volume 2.
Singer, Judith D.; And Others
This volume, second in a series of seven reporting the design, methodology, and findings of the 4-year National Day Care Home Study (NDCHS), provides a detailed description of the analysis conducted on data gathered through in-depth interviews with the 793 caregivers who participated in the NDCHS. Chapter I, the introduction, discusses the social and political context in which the NDCHS was conceived and implemented, presents the research objectives and design of the study, and briefly overviews the objectives of the remaining six volumes. The development and the purpose of the research design, the site and sample selection, and the data collection instruments used throughout the study are presented in Chapters II and III. Findings of the NDCHS are presented in Chapters IV through XI. The findings are reported in terms of the characteristics of children in care (e.g., age, ethnicity, and length of time in care), caregivers' characteristics (e.g., experience, education, training, and income), the influence of state and federal regulations on the practice of family day care, child care food programs and other aspects of nutritional planning in family day care centers, a descriptive profile of the parents who were interviewed for the study, a cost analysis of family day care provision, and the types of activities and behaviors that occur in day care homes. Four appendices contain the study's data in tabular and histogram form, and a review of relevant literature on family day care. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Systems and Program Development, Inc., Washington, DC.; SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.