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-6- The Woman's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, Wash. D.C. has made a number of studies of the needs for day care, funding problems, and services currently offered. Their publications can serve as a good starting point for groups interested in establishing local day care centers. The National Board of the YWCA, ___E. 52nd Street, N.Y.C. and the Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc. Washington, D.C. also have useful materials. To locate already operating centers in your area, contact local religious institutions, universities, Boards of Education, and women's groups. Other good sources for assistance are hospitals and welfare organizations. Private companies are also starting to operate day care centers for employees' children. You might also list private nurseries and kindergartens and sources of household help. VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE [handwritten] Needs rethinking because it is part of many Cont. Ed. programs The biggest problem for women who want to get a job after a hiatus is how to begin. A good way is to attend Back-to-Work Workshops given through local adult education programs. [handwritten] WEAK. If there is no such program in your community your Barnard Club might conduct such workshops by making use of some of the following resources. 1. The Alumnae Advisory Center 541 Madison Avenue, N.Y. N.Y. Can tell you how to get a job anywhere int he world for a fee. [handwritten] No 2. Consult your YWCA [or] YWHA. [handwritten] + Cont. Ed. programs in area 3. B'nai B'rith has a Vocational Service Bureau in every U.S. city and charges according to ability to pay. 4. The N.Y. State Employment Service offers free counseling [handwritten] Also - Cont. Educ. Section of Adult Ad. Assoc.