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ERIC Number: EJ919120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
An Evaluation of Health and Safety Hazards in Family Based Day Care Homes in Philadelphia
Perez, Hernando; Haynes, Sonia; Michael, Karen; Burstyn, Igor; Jandhyala, Malica; Palermo, Peter
Child & Youth Care Forum, v40 n2 p151-157 Apr 2011
In Pennsylvania, Family Day Care Homes (FDCH) are private residences used to care for up to six children in a 24 h period. These homes are often times the most affordable alternative to day care centers parents have in low-income communities. The aims of this study were to evaluate FDCH providers' knowledge of hazards and their understanding of actions required to mediate hazards. It also objectively assesses the presence of hazards in the home-based childcare facilities in low-income neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Results indicate that while hazard awareness levels among providers were relatively high, action to remove these hazards was not present in many of the homes. These findings suggest that training and enabling FDCH providers on how to carry out safety behavior is warranted to ensure improved safety conditions in these environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania