ERIC Number: ED317317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Minnesota's Childcare Profession.
Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children, St. Paul.
The goal of the 1989 early childhood practitioner survey was to collect information about the state of the child care profession in Minnesota. The survey gathered data about levels of job satisfaction, working conditions, salary and benefits packages, program characteristics, and demographic and educational background information regarding child care professionals. Perceptions of and commitment to the child care profession were also addressed. The return rate was 86 percent. Included in the report are sections providing background information, a summary of results, a description of survey methodology, and a question by question tabulation of the survey data with discussions of each major section. It is hoped that the results will be used by lawmakers, media, professional organizations, and child care workers to highlight both positive and negative aspects of the profession and focus on the changes needed to raise the child care field to the financial and professional levels necessary for viability. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota