Child Care Enterprise, Community Development, and Work

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Peter Pitegoff

University of Maine School of Law

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Date Written: 1993


In any child care enterprise, the quality of care for the children substantially depends on the caregivers and on the quality of their work life. The quality of work, in turn, requires respect for the workers and sufficient resources to provide them with decent wages, benefits, and job security.

The challenge, then, for a community economic development approach is two-fold. First, particularly in low-income neighborhoods, child care centers need to forge linkages beyond their own enterprises to external institutions with available resources. Second, they need to transform those resources into a corporate culture that values the work force and balances staff interests with the needs of the children and parents.

Keywords: child care, low-income, community development

Suggested Citation

Pitegoff, Peter R., Child Care Enterprise, Community Development, and Work (1993). Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 81, No. 1897, 1993, Available at SSRN:

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