Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
STEM and Professional Studies
Ritz, John M.
The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1. Is there a difference in the reasons why parents enroll children in daycare and preschool programs between Latino and non-Latino parents? 2. Is program cost a primary factor for both groups of parents? 3. Do both groups put equal emphasis on the development of social skills as a reason for enrollment? 4. Do both groups use friends and relatives for childcare more than they use daycare and preschool programs? 5. Is there a difference in value placed upon educating children at an early age between Latino and non-Latino parents?
Andre, Barbara, "Motivators for Enrolling Children in Preschool and Child Care Programs: A Difference Between Latino and Non-Latino Parents" (2004). OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers. 147.