ERIC Number: ED315165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Child Day Care in Kentucky: A Survey of All Licensed Facilities.
Nunnelley, Jeanette C.; Grever, Elizabeth A.
Community Coordinated Child Care of Louisville and Jefferson County, in cooperation with the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources and the University of Kentucky, conducted a survey of all licensed child day care facilities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The study was intended to provide information for use in planning for child day care needs. Of 1,257 questionnaires mailed to facilities, 442 were returned. Questionnaires were returned by facilities in about 76 percent of the 119 Kentucky counties with licensed facilities. Survey data were examined with regard to availability, affordability, and quality of programs. Findings indicated that state and local policymakers must: (1) seek ways to eliminate the critical shortage of family day care homes in Kentucky; (2) increase the number of available slots for infant and toddler care, alternate care for parents with atypical work patterns, and care which provides transportation; (3) increase funding for subsidies; and (4) find ways to enhance the working conditions of staff and, thereby, the quality of child day care. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisville and Jefferson County Community Coordinated Child Care, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky