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ERIC Number: ED315180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Pages: 157
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Professionalism in Family Day Care.
Mansfield, April M.
A study tested the hypothesis that the majority of family day care providers do not continue in their job for more than 5 years. It was expected that those who continued as providers or went on to do other things in family day care would: (1) belong to professional organizations; (2) have had training in family day care; or (3) be in family day care support groups. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 200 providers attending the Fifth Western Region Family Day Care Conference. A random sample of the 200 providers were asked to nominate a former provider. Of the 182 questionnaires returned, 138 were from current providers and 44 from former providers. After a brief introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 describes family day care. Chapter 3 reports the data gathering process. Chapters 4 and 5 describe those who answered the survey and those who did not. Chapter 6 indicates pre- and post-service characteristics of providers, and Chapter 7 describes the programs they operated. Chapter 8 delineates outside influences on providers. Chapter 9 describes support groups and other resources. Chapter 10 provides a summary and Chapter 11 offers personal notes on the survey. Findings tended to confirm the hypotheses. Over 30 references are cited, and the survey instrument and related materials are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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