ERIC Number: ED405113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care and Early Childhood Education: A KIDS COUNT Report of Findings in Michigan. A Status Report.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.; Kids Count in Michigan, Lansing.; Michigan's Children, Lansing.; Michigan League for Human Services, Lansing.
This Kids Count status report profiles the status of child care and early childhood education in Michigan. The first part of the report examines the growing need for child care, and examines three main issues; availability, affordability, and quality. The second part of the report examines these issues as they pertain to the state of Michigan. Throughout this report, tables and graphs illustrate child care statistics. Eleven appendices include additional data such as labor force participation of women, average child care costs as a percentage of income by county, and Head Start and at-risk program enrollments. Based on the data, the report concludes that the need for quality child care is growing, and that child care helps families remain self-sufficient and increases productivity. Given the relationship between child care, early childhood education and later school and social success, investments in this area should be considered critical to an overall economic strategy. Contains 47 references. (WJC)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Mothers, Preschool Education, Resource Allocation, Social Indicators, Sociocultural Patterns, Tables (Data)
Michigan League for Human Services, 300 North Washington Square, Suite 401, Lansing, MI 48933; phone: 800-837-5436, 517-487-5436 ($8 plus tax).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.; Kids Count in Michigan, Lansing.; Michigan's Children, Lansing.; Michigan League for Human Services, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan