ERIC Number: ED287565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Growing Crisis in Child Care: Quality, Compensation, and Affordability in Early Childhood Programs.
Willer, Barbara A.
This document examines the three basic needs that are currently causing a crisis in child care, namely, the needs for (1) quality programs for children; (2) adequate compensation for teachers; and (3) affordable services for families. The problems of recruitment and retention of staff and funding for child care programs are discussed. Strategies to address the needs involved with child care programs are considered. These include: (1) educating the public and the funders; (2) getting more money into the child care system; and (3) using available financial resources to their utmost advantage. A list of resources designed to provide assistance in the implementation of strategies is included. (PCB)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Family Financial Resources, Financial Support, Program Costs, Social Problems, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Salaries
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 10009 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.