Date of Last Revision

2018-05-02 22:39:40


Family and Child Development - Child Development

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2018


This research is an analysis of campus child care centers in Ohio. In order to assess the quality and status of these centers, phone screenings with centers and a questionnaire completed by directors were utilized to learn of the characteristics of campus child care in Ohio.

Results of the questionnaire were separated into individual sections for quality, academic mission, support for student parents, and challenges. Through analysis of the results, campus child care centers provided quality programs. They assist in the needs of student parents and promote the academic mission of higher education institutions. Some areas where quality was found included requirements for minimum teacher qualifications, accreditation, participation in statewide rating systems, and parent support. For promoting the academic mission, these centers provided a variety of opportunities for educational advancement (e.g. observations, field experience, research, etc.).

It is recommended for studies like this one to be replicated in other states. Since each state has their own specific needs, this will allow insight into the distinct characteristics and needs of campus child care.

Research Sponsor

Pamela A. Schulze, Ph.D.

First Reader

Sabine Gerhardt, Psy.D.

Second Reader

Kathryn Feltey, Ph.D.



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