ERIC Number: ED393580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of Child Care Centers Located in GSA Space.
General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Workplace Initiatives.
This report summarizes information from an annual survey on child care centers located in General Services Administration (GSA) space, reflecting status as of October 2, 1995. In 1995, 102 centers were operating, about a tenfold increase from 1985. Total enrollment in the centers is 6,496, and about 40% of the children are between 37 and 60 months of age. All centers provide full-time care up to kindergarten, but more than half also provide infant care. Forty-seven centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Seventy-three percent of the centers are operated by professional child care providers. Full-time average tuition ranges from $100 to $133 per week for federal workers, and from $105 to $141 for non-federal workers. In 92 centers, some form of tuition assistance was available, and most centers receive some form of outside funds. The centers employ 1,363 full-time and 313 part-time staff, and the annual turnover rate is 33%. The range of salaries for directors was $17,268-$51,000; for highest paid teachers, $11,648-$32,150; and for beginning teachers with a degree, $10,400-$21,930. Almost all centers provided staff some paid vacation days, sick leave, and health insurance. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Workplace Initiatives.