ERIC Number: ED045212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Santa Monica Children's Centers, Santa Monica, California: Low-Cost Day Care Facilities for Children of Working Mothers Made Available Through the Cooperation of the California State Government and Local School District. Model Programs--Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Two of the four Santa Monica Children's Centers are nursery schools for children aged 3 to 5; the other two centers serve as extended care facilities for children of school age. All centers are concerned with meeting the physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of children on a long-term basis and stress a program offering a variety of play experiences. Staff members work with student assistants from junior high, city college, and the Neighborhood Youth Corps. This affiliation lightens the teachers' work load and benefits the students by giving them valueble experience in child care. Parents participate in communication and fund raising activities at both state and local levels. Local school districts and the state government also cooperate to help assure quality day care at a price working parents can afford. Sources of more detailed information are provided for this program, specifically, and for Model Programs Childhood Education, in general. (Author/WY)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Needs, Day Care, Employed Women, Extended School Day, Group Activities, Pamphlets, Parent Participation, Play, Preschool Education, School District Autonomy, State Aid, Student Volunteers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.220:20135, $0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Neighborhood Youth Corps
Note: Booklet is one in a series of 34 descriptive booklets on childhood education programs prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December, 1970