ERIC Number: ED224596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Day Care: The Role of Washington-Area Local Governments.
Part of continuing background research on local government, this report estimates the number of children in day care in the Washington, D.C., area and supplies basic data on the role local governments in this region play in day care provision. The text consists mainly of 15 tables of data, several of which are based on interviews with local officials; in most cases, these provide figures for each of the area's six central jurisdictions--District of Columbia, Alexandria (Virginia), Virginia counties of Arlington and Fairfax, and Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges. The first four tables provide, for comparative purposes, information about numbers of women working, children residing within the area, children with working mothers, and children in day care. The next six tables focus on several dimensions of subsidized day care. The final five offer data concerning provision of before- and after-school care, the regulation of family day care, the number of day care centers, and centers' total licensed capacity, as well as government-sponsored child care information and referral services. The text of the report expands on and interprets the tabulated data. Also included are a summary of findings, a list of some unresolved questions, and three appended tables concerning regulations for smaller and larger family day care homes and for the distribution of children ages 0 through 4 years and 5 through 13 years across the six jurisdictions. (RH)
Descriptors: After School Day Care, Certification, Day Care Centers, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Family Day Care, Family Income, Federal Aid, Government Role, Information Services, Local Government, Metropolitan Areas, Referral, Tables (Data)
Greater Washington Research Center, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 403, Washington, DC 20036-2076 (Paper, $4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greater Washington Research Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia