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ERIC Number: ED308973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of Child Care in Richardson, Texas.
Thomason, Nita
The League of Women Voters of Richardson, Texas, studied child care in their community. The focus of the 3-year study was three-fold: availability, quality, and affordability. The study was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, all licensed child care centers and preschools in the city were visited by trained teams of observers who completed a checklist on each center and asked center directors to complete a survey instrument requesting specific information about their centers. In the second phase, users of child care services were surveyed by telephone concerning their perceptions of child care in Richardson. Findings revealed a disparity between the child care centers and the preschools in the areas of worker training and curriculum. The absence of programs for low-income families underlined a great disparity in access to programs serving children who lived near or below the poverty level. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas