ERIC Number: ED264938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Louisville & Jefferson County Child Care Needs Assessment--1985.
Louisville and Jefferson County Community Coordinated Child Care, KY.
Recent changes in employment practices, family compositions, funding procedures, and attitudes toward child care as a whole have prompted a second child care needs assessment for Jefferson County and the City of Louisville, Kentucky. Three basic methods were used. First, 1980 census data were analyzed to obtain demographic data on child care. Second, providers were surveyed to completely evaluate specific child care slots available. Finally, a survey of over 400 homes with children provided information on child care practices and attitudes. All three methods were used to collect information from seven areas within Jefferson County and in the county as a whole. The census analysis was broken down further into specific localities or neighborhoods. Findings suggest, first, that infant and toddler care are essential elements in the provision of adequate child care in the community. Second, before and after school care for school-age children are major "needs." Third, female-headed households are particularly in need of community support systems concerning child care. A fourth outcome of the study was that specific areas of Jefferson County in greatest need of an increase in child care slots were identified. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Surveys
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C), 1355 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisville and Jefferson County Community Coordinated Child Care, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Kentucky (Louisville)