ERIC Number: ED045213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Neighborhood House Child Care Services, Seattle, Washington: Seattle's Answer to Child Care Problems of Low-Income Families. Model Programs--Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
In 1967 Neighborhood House joined with the Seattle Day Nursery, an agency which has provided quality child care for many years, to institute a Head Start day care program for children from low-income families. The program established has two components: the St. James Head Start Center which has three classrooms and the Day Care Home Program which operates in individual homes in housing projects. Both components provide health services, nutrition, education, social and psychological services plus opportunities for parent involvement according to Head Start goals. The St. James Center uses three models as the basis of classroom operation and instruction: the Human Development Model, the Responsive Environment Model, and the Social Reinforcement Model. Each head teacher chooses the model she thinks will be most appropriate for her classroom. The Day Care Home Program includes 10 homes in four sites run by mothers carefully screened for the task. Personnel are encouraged to take advantage of the career ladder to advance to positions of greater responsibility within the program. Future plans include establishment of activity homes to provide before- and after-school care for school-age children and provisions for care of sick children. Sources of more detailed information are provided for this program, specifically, and for Model Programs Childhood Education, in general. (Author/WY)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Child Care, Day Care, Employed Women, Home Programs, Individual Needs, Low Income Groups, Pamphlets, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.220:20130, $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: Project Head Start; Responsive Environment Model; Saint James Head Start Center WA; Social Reinforcement Model
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