Day Care

DAY CARE PATHFINDER
 
DEFINITION:  “A term used to describe non-parental care during the day for children too young to provide for their own needs and safety.” (Encyclopedia of Social Issues)

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  • Do children in non-parental care have more problems than those who stay with parents?
  • Should wages of child care workers be raised?
  • What role should the government play in child care?
  • What factors should be considered in choosing appropriate child care?
  • What role should the government play?
  • Should employers provide child-related support for their employees?
  • Are any of the European child-care systems a good model for the United States?
  • Are there any successful examples of day care ?
  • How successful has Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 been?

ONLINE CATALOGUE SUBJECT HEADINGS:  Day Care; Child Care; School Age-Child Care; Children-Institutional Care; Child-Care Centers.

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES (REF INDICATES NONCIRCULATING REFERENCE):
  • Early learning environments that work  REF LB1139.23 .I72 2001
  • We are not babysitters: family childcare providers redefine work and care REF HQ778.5 .T86 2003
  • Child care administration: planning quality programs for young children REF HQ778.63 .N45 2006  

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This pathfinder created February 17, 2011.




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