Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (104 p.)
Fruit and Flower Child Care Center -- History
Fruit and Flower, The History of Oregon's First Day Care Center, is a history of philanthropy in the field of child care. Using a topical approach rather than a strict chronological method, the text discusses the specific subjects of private philanthropy and public funding as applied to the Fruit and Flower institution. At the same time, it traces the exact growth of that institution through a one hundred year maturing process--from its beginning in 1885 as a girls' club of "friendly visitors" to a modern child care center in 1978. This examination of the evolution of a specific social service institution also incorporates a review of the financial factors which initiated change in a day nursery program, and analyzes how federal funding has impacted the quality of that program.
Larson, Danielle Louise, "Fruit and Flower : the history of Oregon's first day care center" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3074.