ERIC Number: ED357574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care and Education for Young Children with Disabilities: A Literature Review and Bibliography. Working Paper Series, No. 230.
Fink, Dale Borman
This literature review and bibliography of 35 references addresses child care and education of young (under age 6) children with disabilities. It utilizes a question-and-answer format, with relevant references cited in the answers. Questions address the following issues: (1) incidence of disabilities or delays in children under age 6; (2) features and trends in child care in the United States; (3) labor force participation by mothers of children with disabilities; (4) desires of parents regarding available child care settings; (5) identification of developmental problems in regular child care settings; (6) staff development and training needs of regular child care staff; (7) support needs of parents of children in integrated settings; (8) benefits of integrated settings to children with disabilities or delays; (9) effects of integration on nondisabled children; (10) relative costs of integrated preschool programs compared to special education settings; (11) financial responsibility for the care/education of such children in integrated settings; and (12) elimination of perceived threats of integrated settings to those committed to past practices. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Employed Parents, Incidence, Mainstreaming, Mothers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Costs, Social Integration, Staff Development, Trend Analysis
Publications Department, Wellesley College, Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181-8259 ($5, plus $2 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.; New York State Child Care Coordinating Council, Hempstead.