ERIC Number: ED230304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
The City University of New York Report on Child Care. Fall 1982.
Described in this report are the types of child care programs (day care, Headstart, child-sitting, or drop-in centers) presently in operation within the City University of New York. Descriptions, based on data collected during the fall of 1982 from the university's nine colleges, emphasize support structures and obstacles encountered in starting, running, and humanizing each program. Highlights about child care needs and information identified include: (1) facilities at all campuses are limited to 50 children per semester; (2) child care programs generally are supported by donations, student activity fees and various fund-raising efforts--creating fiscal uncertainty; (3) child care facilities in or near the college campuses are insufficient, with long waiting lists; (4) more than 20% of the student population are parents, with higher percentages among minority females; (5) child care facilities significantly influence student/parents' ability to remain in school; and (6) potential University applicants have indicated that child care is important to them. Some suggestions for maintaining and expanding the child care programs within the university are outlined in the concluding chapter of the report. A list of colleges and their programs is appended along with the results of the Office of Admission Services survey on child care needs, conducted during November, 1982. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.