ERIC Number: ED302937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care for the Children of Adolescent Parents: Findings from a National Survey and Case Studies. Working Paper No. 184.
Marx, Fern; And Others
Preliminary findings from several studies suggest that effective child care services delivered in a manner acceptable to and supportive of teen parents can facilitate school attendance and completion and can increase the chances of beneficial outcomes for young women and their children. Accordingly, in 1987 the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women conducted a survey of 220 child care programs for teen parents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, 14 programs in 3 states were selected for indepth, onsite examination. Objectives of the combined study were (1) to identify a range of model child care services specifically intended for teenage parents; (2) to select programs that represent each of these models for an indepth examination of their components and the context in which they operate; and (3) to disseminate the results of the study to educators and policymakers in a useful form. Results are reported first for the survey and then for the case studies, and policy recommendations are provided that focus on the following themes: funding, age of the teen population, transition support, family day care, local school policies, staffing, and licensing. References are included, and case studies of programs in three states--California, Florida, and Massachusetts--are appended. (TE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Day Care, Family Planning, Pregnant Students, Social Services, Surveys, Transitional Programs, Unwed Mothers
Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.
Note: For related document, see EA 020 623.