Childcare is one of the most debated issues today. This volume provides a comprehensive and current review of childcare research and public policy issues. Chapters are contributed by leaders from such fields as developmental research and early childhood education as well as by public policy officials. All major discussions and debates are summarized to promote a complete overview and speak to key issues of the day including affordability, availability, and staffing.
Table of Contents
Contents: S. Scarr, J. Lande, K. McCartney, Child Care and the Family: Complements and Interactions. J. Belsky, Infant-Parent Attachment and Day Care: In Defense of the Strange Situation. A. Broberg, C.-P. Hwang, M.E. Lamb, R.D. Ketterlinus, Child-Care Effects on Socioeconomical and Intellectual Competence in Swedish Preschoolers. J.D. Higley, J.S. Lande, S.J. Suomi, Day Care and the Promotion of Emotional Development: Lessons From a Monkey Laboratory. S.B. Kamerman,, Child Care, Women, Work, and the Family: An International Overview of Child-Care Services and Related Policies. S. Martinez, Child Care and Federal Policy. Senator O.G. Hatch, The Federal Role in Child Care. Congressman G. Miller, Crafting the Future of Child Care. H. Blank, Child Care: Issues at the State Level. B. Willer, Licensing and Accreditation of Child-Care Facilities. E.D. Kendall, Enforcement of Child-Care Regulations. S. Kelemkiarian, Insuring Child Care's Future: The Continuing Crisis. K. Hill-Scott, No Room at the Inn: The Crisis in Child Care Supply. J. Hale-Benson, Cultural Context for Child Care in the Black Community. A. Muscari, Aims, Policies, and Standards of For-Profit Child Care. J. Arnett, Issues and Obstacles in the Training of Caregivers. D. Phillips, Future Directions and Needs for Child Care in the United States. General Discussion.
" ...an excellent summary of trends in maternal employment and daycare that frame the agenda for the future.....this is a good source of information for those interested in the fast emerging field of child care. Caring for Children provides ample testimony to the importance of childcae for the 21st century and the 'threat to the children constituted by inattention to the quality in typical child care.'"
—Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography