Date of Award

2004

Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

STEM and Professional Studies

Committee Director

Ritz, John M.

Abstract

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?

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