ERIC Number: ED318539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-29
Reference Count: N/A
Caring for the Future: Child Care Need and Availability in Glendale.
This study examined the need for and availability of child care for infants and children through the first six grades in the Glendale, California area in 1989. A total of 46 center-based providers were sent a Child Care Provider Survey that focused on: (1) number of full- and part-time child care spaces at the center; (2) ages of the children served by the center; (3) number of children on the center's waiting list; (4) number of spaces, if any, the center planned to add during 1989-90; and (5) fees charged for each child. The area's need for child care was established on the basis of the population of children residing in Glendale and recent statistics on the proportion of children likely to need child care. Although surveys concerning employer involvement in the provision of child care services for employees were sent to 2,500 local employers, only 17 surveys were returned. That Glendale has a severe shortage of child care facilities is suggested by the great difference between the number of children with probable need and the number of child care spaces available from organized providers. There are large numbers of children on waiting lists for child care. Child care, especially infant care, is expensive in the area. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., CA. Planning and Research Office.
Identifiers - Location: California