ERIC Number: ED328322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Child Care Needs Survey at Miami-Dade Community College. Research Report No. 90-17R.
Belcher, Marcia J.
In 1990, Miami-Dade Community College's (M-DCC's) Task Force on Child Care conducted a college-wide survey of all faculty, staff, and administrators and a sample of students to assess the need for and interest in on-site child care at M-DCC. Among full-time employees, 722 surveys were collected for a 30% response rate. Students comprised 72% of the total study population with 1,860 responses. Study findings included the following: (1) over half of the staff and 20% of the students had children under 12 years of age; (2) the demand for child care was expected to increase from the current 27% rate to 39%; (3) 81.6% of those with children under 12 indicated that they would use a child care facility at M-DCC; (4) the most common child care arrangement, cited by 30% of the respondents, was the use of child care centers; (5) 81.5% of the respondents were at least somewhat satisfied with their current child care arrangements, although 56.4% had changed their arrangements at least once within the past year; (6) 56% of the respondents with children under 12 indicated they had missed work or class because of the lack of child care; (7) 48% of those interested in campus child care favored a full-day program, and 81.9% would need a program that operates Monday through Friday; and (8) 58.4% of the respondents paid less than $50 per week for child care. Data tables and the survey instrument are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.