Reports on a subset of findings from a study that explored the support roles of African American child care providers in poor Chicago neighborhoods. Based on ten in-depth interviews with relative caregivers, Bromer discusses five themes: caregiver's adult-focused and child-focused motivations for caring, daily work with children, childrearing advice to parents, and caregiver-parent conflict. Caregivers’ motivations to provide child care and the meanings they ascribe to this daily work suggest new ways of defining a child-focused approach to caregiving.
Bromer, J. (2005). Ways of Caring: How Relative Caregivers Support Children and Parents. Occasional Paper Series, 2005 (15). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2005/iss15/3