ERIC Number: ED044598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs--Childhood Education; Foster Grandparent Program, Nashville, Tennessee.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
The Foster Grandparent Program was started in Nashville, Tennessee, as a demonstration program under the Office of Economic Opportunity; it was designed to help senior citizens support themselves by acting as grandparents to children who do not have their own. At Clover Bottom Hospital and School for the Retarded Child, 13 foster grandmothers work with severely handicapped children ranging from three to 16 years. At Warner School, a nongraded elementary school, 11 grandmothers provide love, understanding, and occasional help with a lesson for children from seven to nine years of age, most of whom come from single-parent, low-income homes. At the Metropolitan Children's Home, the grandmothers provide comfort and entertainment to children who are temporary wards of the court. They entertain children in the Pediatrics Ward of Hubbard Hospital. The program staff is housed in the Knowles Center for Senior Citizens. The director visits the host institutions twice a month and plans and conducts a day of inservice training every two months at the Center. (EB)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Employment Opportunities, Foster Children, Grandparents, Handicapped Children, Institutional Environment, Older Adults, Parent Role, Poverty Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.15)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers: Foster Grandparent Program; Tennessee (Nashville)