ERIC Number: ED220204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Appalachian Regional Commission Employer Supported Child Care Study. Final Report.
Fishel, Leo; And Others
This study presents information about employer-supported child care, evaluates its prospects for further development in Appalachia, and recommends ways the Appalachian Regional Commission can best encourage such development. A background investigation and four surveys were conducted. The background investigation included a review of the literature and informal telephone interviews with more than 50 people knowledgeable about the subject of employer-supported child care. The survey established employer-supported programs in the United States, Appalachian child care programs, households with children enrolled in Appalachian child care programs, and Appalachian employers contributing to child care. Findings are presented which show the extent of employer involvement in child care, the characteristics of established employer-supported programs, the characteristics of Appalachian child care programs and enrolled children's households, the level of interest among Appalachian employers, and the factors associated with employer interest. Recommendations have been made to the Commission to support the further development of employer involvement in child care in the region with a number of research, training, materials dissemination, demonstration, and technical assistance projects. Forty-two tables summarizing the study's results are appended, along with copies of the surveys used. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Characteristics, Government Role, Parent Attitudes, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rural Urban Differences, Surveys, Tables (Data)
Appalachian Regional Commission, 1666 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20035 (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Bethesda, MD.