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Carsey Institute

This policy brief examines who is taking care of preschoolers of employed mothers in rural America. While most rural families choose home-based child care (such as relatives or informal nonrelated care providers), formal care (such as in day care centers) has positive benefits to a child's development. The brief recommends that programs are needed that either make formal care more affordable and accessible in rural communities, or that train home-based care providers to provide quality care. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 11 endnotes.)

Descriptors: Child Care, Rural Areas, Child Care Centers, Employed Parents, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Young Children, Socioeconomic Status, Urban Areas, Place of Residence, Costs

Carsey Institute. University of New Hampshire, 73 Main Street, Huddleston Hall, Durham, NH 03824. Tel: 603-862-2821; Fax: 603-862-3878; e-mail: carsey.institute[at]unh.edu; Web site: http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu





Author: Smith, Kristin

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5648&id=ED536114



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