ERIC Number: ED361090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
National School-Age Child Care Alliance (NSACCA): National Survey Results. Draft Report.
Presenting preliminary results of a National School-Age Child Care Alliance study of child care providers, this report is an initial analysis of 250 out of 427 questionnaires received as of April, 1993, representing practitioners in 40 states and 180 cities. Tables present data from responses to 16 items on the questionnaire soliciting information on respondent characteristics, training, and attitudes regarding the school-age child care (SACC) field. Data presented include the following: (1) 51% of the respondents thought that the definition of SACC should be expanded to include summer camp, 37% thought it should be applied to 13- to 15-year-old children, and 29% thought it should include recreation and sports; (2) 79% of respondents were in favor of professional certification for SACC providers; (3) the average length of respondents' employment in the SACC field was 7.2 years; (4) the most common title of respondents was director; (5) respondents' most common areas of preparation were early childhood education and elementary teacher education, and 54% of respondents had obtained a bachelor's degree and 28% a master's degree; (6) concerning training options, 35% of respondents found workshops, seminars, and institutes to be most helpful, 32% found inservice training most helpful, and 22% favored conferences; and (7) 89% of respondents planned to continue working in SACC, while those who were not planning to continue cited demanding work and poor pay among their reasons for leaving. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Age Child Alliance, Wellesley, MA.