ERIC Number: ED243570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Casper Family Day Care Study.
A study of family day care was made in Casper, Wyoming, (1) to develop a profile of the family day care provider in Casper, (2) to determine the extent of need for family day care services, (3) to evaluate how well those needs were being met, and (4) to provide guidelines for meeting currently unmet and future needs. Data were obtained via questionnaires from 100 randomly selected family day care providers (50 certified and 50 uncertified), 200 parents using all types of day care, and three regulatory agencies (the State and County Departments of Public Assistance and Social Services, and the City of Casper). This report presents 13 recommendations to improve family day care provision in the city, a report of findings with accompanying tables of data, a description of methodology employed, and a summary of results obtained in narrative form. The report of survey findings profiles family day care providers and parents; identifies the role of regulatory agencies and the characteristics of children in family day care; discusses services in terms of regulation, quality, availability, and affordability; and briefly describes existing and needed community support programs. Narrative data concern the turnover rate for providers, the projected number of uncertified providers, community support for day care, employer participation in day care, and provider and parent involvement in resource center activities. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Casper (City), WY.
Authoring Institution: Nutrition and Child Development, Inc., Casper, WY.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming