Day Care Essay

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A STUDY OF CURRENT PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH INADEQUATE CHILDCARE FOR PARENTS WHO WORK NONTRADITIONAL HOURS

PROPOSAL FOR MSA 685 PROJECT

Submitted by
Larone R. Daniels

December 06, 2004

Instructor
Dr. Diana Otto

ABSTRACT

The number of parents entering the workforce continues to grow. However, the amount of available, affordable, and quality childcare facilities in the United States remains inadequate. Employees using inadequate childcare are more likely to be late for work, absent, or distracted on the job. High rates of turnover, absenteeism, and low productivity cost employers money. This researcher proposes to formulate a study designed to analyze the problems associated with inadequate childcare and parents who
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The third subproblem is to determine the reason childcare is inadequate and suggest alternative solutions.
The Delimitations This researcher will not attempt to alleviate the child care conflict. This researcher will consider data consistent with parents who work nontraditional hours and offer suggestions and alternatives to positive solutions. This researcher will review academic literature that is available on inadequate child-care for parents who work nontraditional hours and consider the experiences of these parents. The researcher will not analyze informal/home child care. This researcher will limit his study to parents who work non-traditional hours and live in Brevard, County. He will specifically consider parents who are NASA employees, police officers, and firefighters, parents who work on weekends, and parents who work shifts. He will not consider data consistent with all parents who live and work in Brevard County, Florida parents with spouses who do not work, or parents who work standard hours and have no child-care issues. The researcher will consider the practices of an existing 24-hour child care center and will make recommendations on solutions and alternatives to employed parents who are interested in the results of this study.
Assumptions
The first assumption is that standard hours of operations for Childcare centers

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