ERIC Number: ED049810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Day Care Neighbor Service: A Handbook for the Organization and Operation of a New Approach to Family Day Care.
Collins, Alice H.; Watson, Eunice L.
The Day Care Neighbor Service makes it possible to provide social service at the neighborhood level where working mothers, without benefit of any social agency, make private and informal day care arrangements with neighborhood sitters. It makes use of a social work consultant to find the key individual in each neighborhood who is already informally helping her neighbors to make day care arrangements. The aim of the Service is to contribute to the quality and stability of these private family day care arrangements. This booklet describes the Service methods and techniques of intervention which are based on a subtle form of social work consultation. Also examined are critical issues and problems an innovator might encounter in establishing a similar program. The sharp focus of the Service, as well as its economy, recommend it as an adjunct of day care programs wherever private family day care arrangements are sought. (WY)
Descriptors: Child Care, Consultants, Day Care, Employed Women, Family Environment, Innovation, Intervention, Neighborhoods, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Social Work
Field Study of the Neighborhood Family Day Care System, 2856 Northwest Savier, Portland, Oregon 97210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR.; Tri-County Community Council, Portland, OR.