ERIC Number: ED051893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-A): "Tacos and Tulips." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
The Holland Day Care Center in Michigan serves a diverse community of Anglo children of Dutch ancestry and children of former migrant workers of Chicano, Black, Puerto Rican and Cuban origins who have settled in the area. Located in two churches which are about three blocks apart, the program divides children by ability and age into five classrooms with about 15 children per class. The program philosophy emphasizes social-emotional growth in a relaxed and unstructured atmosphere. Children are taught both Anglo and Spanish cultures in a bilingual approach. Volunteers from the community serve on the board of directors, policy advisory committee, personnel and finance committees. They also aid cooks and teaching staff, and male volunteers provide role models. Regular nutrition and health programs are provided by volunteer professionals and social services are available. Included in this report is information on center and staff organization, staff training, executive director's time-use chart, a table concerning use of resources and comments made by parents. An appendix provides sample parent involvement literature, word book samples for Spanish-speaking students, child guidance materials, and a career development plan for staff members. (AJ)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
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Identifiers: Holland Day Care Center MI; Project Head Start