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ERIC Number: ED536114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Rural Families Choose Home-Based Child Care for Their Preschool-Aged Children. Policy Brief Number 3
Smith, Kristin
Carsey Institute
This policy brief examines who is taking care of preschoolers of employed mothers in rural America. While most rural families choose home-based child care (such as relatives or informal nonrelated care providers), formal care (such as in day care centers) has positive benefits to a child's development. The brief recommends that programs are needed that either make formal care more affordable and accessible in rural communities, or that train home-based care providers to provide quality care. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 11 endnotes.)
Carsey Institute. University of New Hampshire, 73 Main Street, Huddleston Hall, Durham, NH 03824. Tel: 603-862-2821; Fax: 603-862-3878; e-mail: carsey.institute@unh.edu; Web site: http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation; W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A