ERIC Number: ED051891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-A): "A House Full of Children." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
Zeckhauser, Sally; Ruopp, Richard R.
The Ute Indian Tribe Day Care Center at Fort Duchesne, Utah, is an expanded Head Start Program serving Ute and Anglo children. The community control of the center is significant: two-thirds of the staff are Ute; parents work as paid staff and volunteers in teaching situations; monthly parent meetings are held; 40% of the parents are involved in a career development program; and the center distributes its own monthly newsletter. Ethnic identity and bilingual communication are stressed in the day care program. Children are taught about their native legends, foods, crafts and dances. Center personnel feel that the emphasis on Ute culture gives Ute children increased tribal pride and Anglo children a better understanding of their Indian neighbors. Children in the center are free to choose their own activities and self-reliance is encouraged. The center provides a full-time nutritional and health program. A floor plan of the center, a community history, an explanation of center and staff organization, a chart of the use of the coordinator's time, and parent comments are included in this document. An appendix provides a sample daily schedule, weekly menu, physical exam form and child information form. (AJ)
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: N/A
Identifiers: Project Head Start; Ute (Tribe)