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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Home Economics

First Advisor

Gail Dobbs Tidemann

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of school-age child care in meeting the child care needs of the parents. The parents in this study had children enrolled in one of ten school-age child care programs funded by the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). These projects were located in; Hartford, Connecticut; Athens, Georgia; Aledo, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Durham, New Hampshire; Oriskany, New York; Goldsboro, North Carolina; Mount Vernon, Ohio; and Flandreau, South Dakota and were implemented in 1991 with Youth-at-Risk grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The objective of this study was to evaluate the parental satisfaction of the school-age child care program. This study examined the parental satisfaction based on the following items: a. The developmental and educational environment of the program. b. The program's physical environment in relationship to location, health and safety conditions. c. Changes in work availability, attendance, and/or performance of the parent(s) since the child has been enrolled in the program. d. Parents' feelings about themselves as a parent in relation to their child care arrangement.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

School-age child care
Parents -- Attitudes

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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