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ERIC Number: ED424997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 8
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Child Care Consumer Education on the Internet.
Goldstein, Anne
Finding high-quality, affordable child care is difficult and time-consuming. In the United States, government agencies, local communities, and national organizations are developing innovative child care consumer education strategies--including Internet-based efforts--to help parents with this task. Child care consumer education provides the information parents need to assess their needs, locate services, evaluate quality, and choose the best possible care for their children. Families looking for child care may benefit from the information offered through multimedia consumer education campaigns or through services offered by community child care resource and referral agencies. The Internet, when coupled with other modes of information dissemination, can also be an effective tool. Although the Internet provides an enormous amount of information, it also has obstacles and pitfalls around which a family may have to maneuver to find applicable information. Information providers need to study, evaluate, and improve consumer education initiatives to best meet the child care needs of all children and their families--both online and offline. (A list of World Wide Web sites mentioned in the paper and a description of the National Child Care Information Center are appended.) (LPP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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