ERIC Number: ED220205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Appalachian Regional Commission Employer Supported Child Care Study. Executive Summary.
Fishel, Leo; And Others
This executive summary presents highlights of principal findings from a study conducted to provide information about the characteristics of employer-supported child care programs in Appalachia. Findings are reported in brief answers to 10 questions originated in the study design: (1) Where are women employed? (2) Is there a need for child care? (3) What kinds of child care arrangements are used, and what are the ways or options employers have for supporting child care? (4) What is the extent of employer involvement in child care in the United States and in the Appalachian region? (5) What effect does a rural location have on employer involvement in child care? (6) What are the characteristics and experiences of established employer-supported child care programs? (7) What are the characteristics of established child care programs in Appalachia? (8) What are the characteristics of parents and households which are presently making use of Appalachian child care programs, and what are the reasons that employers choose to support or not to support child care? (9) What interest do Appalachian employers have in supporting child care, and what is the nature of that interest? and (10) What incentives are being used to encourage employer involvement? A brief discussion of the study's recommendations are also included. (MP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Characteristics, Needs, Parent Attitudes, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Rural Urban Differences, Surveys
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.