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November 29, 1941

Government Services

JAMA. 1941;117(22):1904. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820480070023

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Advisory Committee on Care of Children  An advisory committee on the daytime care of children has been set up under the Children's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor, Washington, D. C., to work out an adequate program to care for children whose mothers are employed in defense work. The committee is composed of social workers, health officials, pediatricians, educators, nursery school people and experts in day nursing, newspapers reported. Subcommittees also are at work devising standards for procedure in day nurseries, nursery schools and recreation centers for this age level. The findings of these committees will be passed along as recommendations to state and local agencies. The creation of the committee was announced during the recent meeting of the American Public Health Association in Atlantic City by Dr. Martha M. Eliot, associate chief of the Children's Bureau. Mothers in defense industries will be able to work more efficiently, it is

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