Aware of the many problems throughout the country in providing adequate care for children not only during the war years but in the immediate postwar period, the Child Welfare League of America arranged a conference to discuss this subject. Out of the conference evolved a procedure that concerns professional and lay groups interested in the welfare of the child. Certain premises were adopted to justify the position taken by the league in this report.
Daytime care of children should aim to strengthen family life and help our children, individually, or in groups. The coordinated skills of education, medicine and case work should be available when needed. Daytime care for children away from their own homes is provided through a variety of services. These include public and private schools, day nurseries, child care centers, family day care, homes, and various independent facilities. The integration of the three skills of education, medicine