ERIC Number: ED414080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Using Research To Improve Child Care for Low-Income Families.
Chung, An-Me; Stoney, Louise
This report is designed to help child care administrators use research to guide the development of comprehensive state systems for child care. The report begins with guidelines for establishing and maintaining child care research projects. The remainder of the report is comprised of five sections addressing key research questions: (1) projecting the cost of child care; (2) parental payments and demand for child care; (3) supply of child care; (4) child care quality; and (5) child care as an investment. Each section contains examples of existing research, a discussion of how the research can be applied, and suggestions for additional research. Two appendices include an executive summary developed by the Oregon Childhood Care and Education Data Project for data for community planning and information on making sliding fee scales work for families. Contains 47 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Low Income Groups, Parent Financial Contribution, Research Needs, State Government, State Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
National Child Care Information Center, 301 Maple Avenue West, Suite 602, Vienna, VA 22180; phone: 800-616-2242; fax: 800-716-2242.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Child Care Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Child Care Information Center, Vienna, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon