Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1991

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Home Economics

Abstract

The child care issues is significant in the United States and South Dakota. This study sought to characterize child care in South Dakota from the perceptions of registered and licensed child care providers in South Dakota. Factors that were described included affordability to parents, quality of child care programs and compensation of child care providers. Information was also gathered concerning standards and legislative issues that child care providers would support. The findings of this study could help to promote appropriate legislation in South Dakota which could improve the quality of child care as a profession, the quality of family life and future economic stability in South Dakota by producing functional members of society for the future labor force.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Child care services -- South Dakota
Child care workers -- South Dakota -- Attitudes
Day care centers -- South Dakota
Family day care -- South Dakota

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

113

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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