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Montgomery County Dept. of Family Resources, Rockville, MD. Div. of Program Development and Planning. – 1991
In this study of child care center wages, benefits, and working conditions, questionnaires were completed by directors and senior staff at 129 centers in Montgomery County, Maryland. Survey findings on staff education and experience indicated that 34 percent of staff had a bachelor's degree or higher. A typical staff member had 5.5 years of…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attainment
Gerba, Charles P. – School Business Affairs, 2009
Every school year, parents, teachers, and administrators must deal with an overwhelming number of sick children. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average child catches at least eight colds a year, and kids in the United States miss as many as 189 million school days annually due to colds. Good hygiene…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Sanitation, Hygiene, Educational Facilities
Davis, Elizabeth E.; Ceglowski, Deborah – 2001
In order to assess the state of child care in Minnesota, this study examined child care needs, resources, and issues in four counties representing both rural and urban parts of the state. Three sources of information were tapped: (1) the county Child Care Resource and Referral databases; (2) a survey of directors of child care centers; and (3)…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Child Care, Child Caregivers
J.E.D.I. for Women, Salt Lake City, UT. – 1998
Justice, Economic Dignity and Independence for Women (JEDI for Women) is an activist organization made up of low-income women and their allies that addresses public policy issues which impact low-income women and their families. The organization surveyed child care providers to better understand the issues of low-income parents making the…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents
Bell, Constance C. – 1994
Changing public policies have had a negative impact on urban child care in Minnesota over the last 25 years. A recent study of inner city child care programs found that: (1) many programs were in a continual state of financial crisis because of fluctuations in demand; (2) government reimbursement rates to centers based on average market rates did…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
Greenman, Jim; Johnson, Nancy – 1990
The need for early education and care for the inner city population is growing to meet parents' needs for safe, affordable care, and to provide inner city children with the services they need. The Inner City Directions Project was funded to assess the viability of inner city programs in severe financial difficulty and to analyze the overall health…
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care
Fink, Dale Borman – 1990
This study attempted to determine the number of school-age child-care programs operating in the United States and to assess the quality of the programs. The first issue was addressed through a survey of state child care licensing agencies and departments of education; the second, through a survey of child care providers. The first survey…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Elementary Education
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Boatman, Angela; Long, Bridget Terry – Future of Children, 2013
Low rates of college completion are a major problem in the United States. Less than 60 percent of students at four-year colleges graduate within six years, and at some colleges, the graduation rate is less than 10 percent. Additionally, many students enter higher education ill-prepared to comprehend college-level course material. Some estimates…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, College Preparation, Remedial Instruction, High School Graduates
Weinstein, Vivian; Siegel, Patty – 1988
Respite child care is a form of short-term care provided in a family day care home or a child care center for the purpose of helping families that are experiencing stress. At an average cost of $300 to $400 per month, respite care is cost effective. Since 1983, California's child care resource and referral agencies have administered a small…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education
Belfield, Clive; Garcia, Emma – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
This report sets out to estimate the total annual expenditures on children in New York City and to create a "fiscal map" to detail them. This fiscal map describes these expenditures according to a series of classifications, including age of child (early childhood, elementary, and high school); source of funding (public, tax-related, and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Expenditures, Urban Areas
Delaney, Frances M., Comp. – 1979
This fourth volume in a bibliography series on low-cost rural health care contains 700 entries covering the 1960's-1970's and focusing on developing countries. The bibliography is organized under five major subject headings: reference works, organization and planning, implementation of primary health care, training and utilization of primary…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Allied Health Occupations, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Health Services
Rafanello, Donna – 1993
To assess the effectiveness of the child care delivery system in Evanston, Illinois, a study was conducted of parent and caregiver perceptions of the affordability, availability, accessibility, and quality of local child care services. Questionnaires were distributed to the directors of 14 local child care centers and to 832 parents currently…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Child Caregivers, Community Leaders, Community Satisfaction
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Fujiwara, Takeo; Okuyama, Makiko; Kasahara, Mari; Nakamura, Ayako – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2008
Objective: This article explores characteristics of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) in Japan, a country which provides an egalitarian, low cost, and easy-access health care system. Methods: We sent a questionnaire survey to 11 leading doctors in the child abuse field in Japan, each located in different hospital-based sites. Child abuse doctors…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Child Abuse, Hospitals, Nurses
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Maynard, Rebecca A., Ed. – 1996
This report represents a synthesis of research conducted on the consequences of adolescent childbearing for adolescent mothers, their children, the fathers of their children, and the United States. Each year, nearly one million teenagers in the United States become pregnant. About one-third of these 15- to 19-year-old females abort their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Costs, Disadvantaged Youth
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1992
Child-care arrangements of young working mothers were examined in a study using data from the Youth cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience. The data provided information on a sample of young men and women who were between the ages of 14 and 22 in 1979 and who have been interviewed annually since then. The data…
Descriptors: Adults, Blacks, Child Rearing, Costs
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