ERIC Number: ED316325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Is Good Business: An Agenda for Fort Wayne.
Van Leuven, Patricia O'Brien
Background information and recommendations related to the support of child care services in Fort Wayne, Indiana is presented in six chapters. Chapter I discusses the feminization of the workforce and demographic data bearing on the need for child care, the child care workforce, and child care arrangements. Chapter II reviews child care services in the United States, focusing on child care in the twentieth century, economic depression/world war and child care, the war on poverty, child care services and the public sector, state and local government initiatives and partnerships, child care and the private sector, St. Paul's model partnership in Minnesota, and issues confronting the delivery of child care services. In terms of child care and productivity, the labor shortage, and economic development, Chapter III indicates why child care is good business. Employer-sponsored child care (ESCC) options are discussed in Chapter IV, and subsections concern current statistics on ESCC, employer options in child care, creating or supporting direct services, providing information, providing financial assistance, sharing in community solutions, easing time constraints, and small business and child care. Chapter V profiles child care in Allen County, Indiana, identifying gaps in child care services. Chapter VI advances recommendations for addressing the gaps through the establishment of a technical assistance center. Seventy references are cited. (RH)
Descriptors: Background, Community Characteristics, Community Development, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Economic Development, Educational History, Employed Women, Employer Supported Day Care, Poverty, Private Agencies, Program Development, Public Agencies
Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, Inc., 303 East Washington, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lincoln National Corp., Fort Wayne, IN.; Foellinger Foundation, Fort Wayne, IN.
Authoring Institution: Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, Inc., IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana