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All Day Provision for 3- and 4-Year Olds. Interchange 68 [microform] / Christine Stephen, Sally Brown and Peter Cope
Bib ID 5685730
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Stephen, Christine
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
17 p. 
ISSN 0969-613X 

This study investigated the provision of all-day child care for preschool children in Scotland, asking: (1) What patterns of activity and behavior occur in the variety of settings where 3- and 4-year-olds have all-day provision? (2) What counts as a satisfactory all-day experience from the perspective of providers, practitioners, parents, and children? (3) What factors seem to be important in influencing the success of all-day provision from the perspectives of the different stakeholders? and (4) What are the specific issues that need to be addressed if all-day provision is to be further developed in line with Scottish Executive Education Department policy? Detailed findings from interviews, observations, and surveys included the finding that no one model of provision or one provider sector (private, voluntary, or local authority) offers a more satisfactory all-day experience than others. Findings also indicated that children in group care settings are being offered provision which is educational or supportive of development and has the incidental benefit to parents of meeting child care needs; however, meeting the needs of all-day and part-day children in one playroom is a matter of some concern for practitioners and requires more attention to the planning and pace of the daily program. (EV)


Availability: SEED Research Unit, Scottish Executive Education Department, Room 1B Dockside, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, Scotland. For full text:

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Day Care.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Full Day Half Day Schedules.  |  Participant Satisfaction.  |  Preschool Children.  |  Preschool Education.  |  Program Characteristics Scotland  |  Availability (Programs and Services)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Brown, Sally, author  |  Cope, Peter, author  |  Waterhouse, Steve, author  |  Scottish Executive Education Dept., Edinburgh
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