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Who Cares for Americas Children? Panel on Child Care Policy

Who Cares for Americas Children?

Panel on Child Care Policy

Published January 1st 1990
ISBN : 9780309040327
Hardcover
388 pages
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Few issues have aroused more heated public debate than that of day care for children of working parents. Who should be responsible for providing child care--government, employers, schools, communities? What types of care are best?This volumeMoreFew issues have aroused more heated public debate than that of day care for children of working parents. Who should be responsible for providing child care--government, employers, schools, communities? What types of care are best?This volume explores the critical need for a more coherent policy on child care and offers recommendations for the actions needed to develop such a policy.Who Cares for Americas Children? looks at the barriers to developing a national child care policy, evaluates the factors in child care that are most important to childrens development, and examines ways of protecting childrens physical well-being and fostering their development in child care settings. It also describes the patchwork quilt of child care services currently in use in America and the diversity of support programs available, such as referral services.Child care providers (whether government, employers, commercial for-profit, or not-for-profit), child care specialists, policymakers, researchers, and concerned parents will find this comprehensive volume an invaluable resource on child care in America.