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ERIC Number: ED224594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Women Caregivers in Licensed Day Care Centers: Who Are They? A Study.
Gould, Nora Palmer
A total of 264 questionnaires was distributed to 28 day care centers in Dutchess County, New York, to gather information on characteristics and attitudes of persons employed in providing day care services. Items on the questionnaire focused on personal data, job characteristics, staff education/training, income, and workers' attitudes toward their jobs. Three questions addressed to directors focused on their willingness to provide inservice training and on the number of persons employed presently and in the recent past. Of the 101 persons who responded to the questionnaire, 10 were directors, 5 were teacher/directors, 2 were family advocates, 37 were teachers, and 47 were paraprofessionals. Generally, day care workers in this area in 1981 were found to be young, female, poorly remunerated, and dedicated. These and other findings are discussed. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A