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ERIC Number: ED502076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-31
Pages: 98
Abstractor: As Provided
License-Exempt Child Care Providers: A Needs Assessment for Designing an Implementation Model
Roseburr, Linda Joyce
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Many children from low-income families appear to be not receiving quality child care from their license-exempt subsidized child-care providers. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to obtain data from a sample of license-exempt providers/caregivers and parents from a mailed self-administered survey and telephone interview. Four research questions guided this study: (1) How can information about becoming a child-care provider or hiring a particular license-exempt provider be used to improve the child-care subsidy system? (2) How does a public agency provide services to address the impact on the children's development regarding their emotional health, social development, intellectual development, and physical health? (3) What can a public agency provide to providers or parents to help improve the quality of care? and (4) What changes can a public agency make to improve the subsidy system? The study found that caregivers and parents largely choose this type of care for the child because they are family members and to provide the best care for the child. Data also showed that parents decided to use their exempt caregiver because they trust them. Over 90% of the caregivers and parents, who responded, believe the children's physical, emotional, social and intellectual development are good. Over 85% of those surveyed are satisfied with the services that they are receiving from the public agency that authorizes their subsidized child care. An ethical dilemma is discussed. Appended are: (1) Sample Exempt Provider Report; (2) Caregiver Survey; (3) Parent Survey; (4) Demographic Data for the Caregivers; (5) Demographic Data for the Parents; (6) Caregiver Responses to Question 1 on the Written Survey; (7) Parent Responses to Question 1 on the Written Survey; and (8) Caregiver and Parent Interview Responses That Indicate Process Quality. [Applied Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova Southern University.]
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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