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Policy Issues in the Design of Children's Services

This seminar is designed for childcare advocates who wish to play a more effective role in the formation of policies regarding childcare services. Conceptions of social policy and the policy formation process are explored in order to provide a context for the consideration of specific policy issues. The current status of and projected changes in the American family structure are examined in relation to fundamental family needs for childcare. Students engage in the critical examination of current knowledge regarding American childcare. Corequisite: LEAD 833.