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Working parents' need for home-based family childcare services in Delaware County, New York State


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

This position paper examines the causes of and solutions needed to address the decrease of licensed childcare providers for working parents in Delaware County, New York State. The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 and subsequent family policies, coupled with scientific research on child development, challenge perceptions of the childcare provider's job description and training requirements. In Delaware County childcare may be an "invisible" business, that acts as a babysitting service, with little economic value. Solutions and family friendly policies are reviewed here to identify key elements needed to address the multiple issues that influence the parent's decision to use childcare, an individual's decision to enter the childcare profession, and the County civic leadership's decision to invest in childcare services as an industry crucial to Delaware County's economic vitality. Implementation and maintenance of a solution require participants from each sphere within the bio-ecological family system (Bronfenbrenner, 1979) to collaborate as stakeholders.

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Subject
Welfare;
Preschool education
Classification
0630: Welfare
0518: Preschool education
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education
Title
Working parents' need for home-based family childcare services in Delaware County, New York State
Author
Gilmore-Barnes, Tabitha
Number of pages
139
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
1408
Source
MAI 44/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542738272
Advisor
Brown, Meredith; Raviv, Sandra
University/institution
State University of New York Empire State College
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1436044
ProQuest document ID
304913689
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304913689
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