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child care

  1. (generically) any matter associated with the upbringing and welfare of children, both familial and in relation to welfare services. Sociologists have concerned themselves with aspects of both. Studies of child care have included a focus on SOCIALIZATION historically and comparatively across class and cultural groups. Similarly, issues such as nursery provision, the educational system, primary health care and poverty in relation to childrens welfare have all attracted much sociological attention. See also CHILD DEVELOPMENT, CHILDHOOD.
  2. (more narrowly) the role of the child-care officer (see the Seebohm Report), a SOCIAL WORKER who has a duty to investigate any situation in which a child's welfare is thought to be at risk as a result of abuse, neglect or desertion or because a child is offending or is deemed to be beyond control. See also CHILD ABUSE.
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To analyze the effects of child care expenses on the poverty rate, we assembled a data file consisting of the five most recent years, 2012-2016 (capturing poverty from 2011-2015) of the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, downloaded from IPUMS.
In every state, the average cost of center-based infant child care is more than 24% of median income for single parents.
Child Care Lounge classes were recently approved by the state of Utah's Office of Work and Family Life for use on Career Ladder System.
ABC Learning Centres started in the 1980s and became a child care enterprise giant after the Australian government enabled ABC to obtain capital grants and other public subsidies for its operations, similar to those announced by the BC government.
The article provides hope and direction for child care centers, as well as a defined role for stakeholders in local communities that support child care centers.
Methods of data collection included interviews with mothers and care providers in person and by phone as well as observations of, and standardized assessments with, children in their homes, in laboratories, in child care settings, and in classrooms at 1, 6, 15, 24, 36, and 54 months and in first grade.
The growing interest in the linkages between child care and economic development challenges us to consider the structure of supply in the child care sector itself, the nature of parental demand for care, the nature of the employment in general, and the links between market and household based care.
To indicate your willingness to provide support to child care in your area, please visit the program website (www.
Crowley (1990) investigated the perceptions of 49 child care center directors regarding nurses as health consultants and found that child care center directors in Connecticut had very favorable perceptions of nurses' capacities to provide health services in the child care setting, particularly health education.
Ask the district attorney to establish a Child Care Welfare Fraud Hotline and have the number appear on child care applications and other related documents.
The Division of Child Development, part of DHHS, rates child-care centers from one to five stars, depending on how well the center provides child care.
Operation Child Care was designed for Guard and Reserve Soldiers because they don't typically have access to the military family support programs available to active-duty personnel.

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