Child and Youth Care Forum

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 275–290 | Cite as

Correlates of maternal involvement in on-site and off-site day care centers

  • Jay Fagan


This study used an ecological framework to examine correlates of maternal involvement in on-site and off-site day care centers serving infants. Maternal involvement was defined as the amount of time mothers spend in the center, participation in caregiving in the center, and frequency and diversity of maternal communications with caregivers. On-site mothers who reported higher levels of separation anxiety from children spent significantly more time in the center. Child age was negatively related to the amount of time spent in the program among on-site mothers.


Care Center School Psychology Separation Anxiety Ecological Framework Time Mother 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay Fagan
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  1. 1.School of Social AdministrationTemple UniversityPhiladelphia

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