ERIC Number: ED451882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care: A Level III Review.
Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
This report describes the state-mandated review of Florida's child care programs. Florida's community colleges offer a total of six different degree or certificate programs in child care: Child Development and Education; Child Care Center Management; Child Development Early Intervention; Child Care Provider (discontinued in 98-99); Early Childhood Education; and Child Care Center Operations. Most important in the offering are the courses that meet statutory requirements for obtaining entry level positions and licensure, and those programs that prepare students to earn the national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or its Florida equivalent. In the 1997-98 reporting year, the Florida Community College System (FCCS) enrolled more than 3,500 students in formal programs and graduated 600 students. Additionally, the FCCS operated 20 on-site day-care centers, cared for more than 1,400 children, and distributed more than 1.2 million dollars in child care related financial aid. Of the 21 colleges offering child-care programs, a majority reported increasing enrollments, extremely high demand for graduates, low wages for entry-level positions, and low program completions for most programs. It is recommended that colleges examine what factors are influencing completion rates and how completion rates could be increased. (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida