ERIC Number: ED231062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Day Care and the Canadian School System. A CEA Survey of Child Care Services in Schools.
Tanguay, Suzanne, Comp.
Out of 248 Canadian school boards in all 10 provinces, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories, 171 (68 percent) responded to questionnaires intended to discover the extent of the educational system's role in child care services within the schools in terms of the services provided and how administered. Of the respondents, 50 percent had some kind of child care program operating in their schools, though few boards had an official policy. Fewer still promoted development of such facilities. The survey suggests that the issue is no longer whether schools should offer day care but the extent of involvement. A section on provincial legislation and funding provides an overview of the different status of child care across the country. Questionnaire results are provided in eight tables showing the distribution of replies to the questionnaire, the number of programs, the location and terms of child care facilities, the role of school boards in terms of services provided, school board policies, the reasons against having such programs in schools, groups that operate child care facilities (community organizations and parent cooperatives are most involved), and child care funding. Two appendixes provide school board policies and the survey questionnaire. A bibliography is also included. (PB)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Fees, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Administration, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada