ERIC Number: ED558593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Maryland Child Care Choices Study: Changes in Child Care Arrangements of Young Children in Maryland. Publication #2014-57
Krafft, Caroline; Davis, Elizabeth E.; Tout, Kathryn
The purpose of this series is to summarize key findings and implications from the Maryland Child Care Choices study, a longitudinal survey of parents who were applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in 2011. Families in the Maryland Child Care Choices study had at least one child age six or younger and lived in one of the following counties at the time of their first interview: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Carroll, Montgomery, and Prince George's. This brief is based on data from all three waves of the Maryland Child Care Choices study. Telephone surveys were conducted by Wilder Research approximately every seven to eight months, starting in July 2011. Surveys included questions on the following topics: parents' child care preferences, the processes parents use to make child care decisions, parents' perceptions of the quality of their child care, child-care-related work disruptions, parental employment, and the use of public assistance programs. For each family, one child was designated as the focal child and detailed information was collected about the child care arrangements used for this child.This report concludes with a summary of key findings, implications, next steps and the appendix: "Care, Child, Respondent, and Household Characteristics at Baseline."
Descriptors: Child Care, Longitudinal Studies, Parents, Welfare Services, Young Children, Telephone Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making, Educational Quality, Employed Parents, Employment Level, Low Income Groups, Age Differences, Child Care Centers
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
Authoring Institution: Child Trends; Maryland State Department of Education; Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90YE0132