This guide has been prepared to help communities identify their child care needs and appropriate child care services or policies to meet those needs. The material moves through the steps needed to plan, execute, and report the results of a needs assessment in the most efficient and effective way for your community.
These proceedings from a one-day symposium on policy-relevant child care research was held at the Learned Societies meetings in 1991. Overviews of developmental psychology, sociology, and economics approaches to child care research as well as current Canadian research on school-age child care, family day care and a model for determining child care demand are presented.
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This paper, originally prepared for "Canada's children: The priority for the 90s: A national symposium" held by the Child Welfare League of America/Canada, Ottawa, October 27-30, 1991, describes Canada's child care arrangements and makes proposals for future developments.