ERIC Number: ED448864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Equity: What Do We Know about the Availability, Quality, and Affordability of Childcare?
Clark, Pat, Ed.
This brief summarizes research on day care availability, quality, and costs and offers recommendations for improving these issues. Examples of summarized facts include: (1) children in poor quality child care are often delayed in language and reading skills and display more aggression toward other children and adults; (2) a large study of child care centers indicated that about 86 percent provided mediocre or poor-quality services; and (3) time taken away from work in order to provide family care costs the economy more than $11 billion in lost production each year. Recommendations focus on increased facilities, funding, education, and flexibility. (EV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. College of Human Ecology.