ERIC Number: ED051873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Before School Starts. For Children's Minds--Not Just to Mind the Children. The Child Centre--as Seen by a Parent.
Thorsell, Siv; Karre, Marianne
The two articles in this document describe Swedish child centers (day nurseries, nursery schools, and after school centers). In one article, a government official discusses the overall aims of the child centers, their facilities and use, and the standards and staff. The role of national and local governments in administration and finances is outlined and the need for expansion of preschool facilities in Sweden is stressed. The second article, written by a journalist, is a critique of Swedish child centers from the parent's point of view. The need for additional and better centers to reach wider and more diverse groups of children is emphasized. Physical planning, age grouping, teachers, and length of the center day are discussed. (NH)
Descriptors: After School Centers, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Educational Needs, Facilities, Financial Support, Government Role, Nursery Schools, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Standards
Swedish Institute, Hamngatan 27, P.O. Box 7072, S-103 82 Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.