ERIC Number: ED274413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Family Day Care: Implications for the Black Community.
This paper describes family day care and discusses how it is being used to meet the great need for child care in the Black community. The paper also reviews some of the concerns that affect Black caregivers and suggests some possible ways to strengthen the profession. Issues addressed include: What is family day care? Who are the caregivers? How do providers benefit the Black community? What are the Black community's needs for child care? Is there a large demand for infant and school age care? What are some of the concerns and realities that could hinder the growth of family day care in the Black community? Concerns discussed are the following: (1) providers defray a large part of the cost of child care; (2) the vast majority of providers operate underground; (3) Black providers have openings but parents have difficulties finding them; (4) providers do not offer quality child care in their homes; (5) Black family day care providers do not take advantage of the Child Care Food Program; and (6) the family day care profession is an underrated, de-valued, and isolated profession. Concluding remarks offer several recommendations for improving family day care for Blacks and others. A two-page bibliography is included. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (15th, Washington, DC, October 16-18, 1985).