ERIC Number: ED264009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Crisis in Infant and Toddler Child Care.
Ad Hoc Day Care Coalition, Washington, DC.
Unprecedented increases in the labor force participation of mothers with children below the age of 3 years, a largely unmonitored supply of out-of-home child care for infants and toddlers which has not kept up with the demand, and the potential for serious developmental damage to children who do not get adequate, individualized care in the earliest years of life have combined to produce a child care crisis for millions of infants and toddlers and their working parents in this country. This report provides information about: the changing demographics of working parents with infants; existing child care arrangements; the unmet demand for infant and toddler child care; the care infants and toddlers need; qualities of a competent caregiver for infants and toddlers; measures of quality; the regulation of quality care; the high cost of high quality care; goals for a better infant and toddler child care policy; and strategies for implementing such goals. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Costs, Day Care, Demand Occupations, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Employed Parents, Family Day Care, Government Role, Infants, Standards, Toddlers
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20009 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ad Hoc Day Care Coalition, Washington, DC.