ERIC Number: ED211220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Family Day Care in the United States: Observation Component. Final Report of the National Day Care Home Study. Volume 3.
Stallings, Jane; And Others
This volume, third in a series of seven reporting the design, methodology, and findings of the 4-year National Day Care Home Study (NDCHS) presents descriptive and statistical analyses of data obtained during observations of caregivers and children in family day care homes in three geographical locations (Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Philadelphia). The primary purpose of the observations was to generate information about the behavior of children and those who provide care for children in family day care settings. Following Chapter I's introductory overview of the study's background and purpose, Chapter II provides the framework for the study and a brief literature review which focuses on the role of the federal government in family day care, characteristics of day care users, the regulatory status of day care homes, and behaviors exhibited by children and caregivers in day care settings. Chapter III describes the selection of caregiver and child behavior variables, and Chapter IV discusses the instruments that were developed to study those variables. Selection of sample sites, homes, and ethnic groups is described in Chapter V. Chapter VI outlines field site development and data collection procedures. The quality of observation data is discussed in detail in Chapter VII. Chapter VIII presents analyses, conclusions and results, and Chapter IX is a summary providing a discussion of study questions and recommendations. (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.