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ERIC Number: ED002626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 10
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REACHING FOR TOMORROW--PENNSYLVANIA MIGRANT CHILD CARE CENTERS AND SERVICES.
HORTING, RUTH G.; AND OTHERS
DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN 1954 AND 1961 IN MIGRANT CHILD CARE CENTERS AND SERVICES IN PENNSYLVANIA WERE GIVEN. BEFORE 1954 THE PENNSYLVANIA CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR MIGRATORY LABOR URGED THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE TO ESTABLISH CHILD CARE CENTERS FOR THE CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN POTTER COUNTY, THE TWO DEPARTMENTS JOINTLY FINANCED AND OPERATED A DAY CARE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT WHICH CARED FOR 49 CHILDREN. DAY CARE CENTERS INCREASED, THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OPERATING THEM CHANGED HANDS. IN 1956, AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE, THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OPERATING ALL DAY CARE CENTERS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN IN THE STATE WAS ACCEPTED BY THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY. DAY CARE CENTERS WERE ESTABLISHED IN OTHER COUNTIES, AND A PROGRAM OF HEALTH AND WELFARE SERVICES FOR THE MIGRATORY FARM WORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN WAS PUT INTO OPERATION. THE GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE ON MIGRATORY LABOR WAS ORGANIZED TO ASSURE SATISFACTORY CONDITIONS OF HOUSING, SANITATION, HEALTH, AND WELFARE FOR ALL MIGRATORY WORKERS IN PENNSYLVANIA. CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO THE PROGRAMS OF CHILD CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCURRED. ADMINISTRATION OF THE CHILD CARE CENTER IN ULYSSES, POTTER COUNTY, WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE LOCAL MIGRANT COMMITTEE IN THE FALL OF 1959. NEW CHILD CARE CENTERS WERE ORGANIZED FOR SNYDER, CHESTER, AND LANCASTER COUNTIES. OF A TOTAL OF 750 MIGRANT CHILDREN IN ALL COUNTIES, 52 PERCENT WERE REACHED BY PUBLIC PROGRAMS. SUMMER SCHOOL WAS PROVIDED FOR 50 CHILDREN, DAY CARE SERVICES FOR 153 CHILDREN, AND SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES FOR 195 CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Harrisburg)