ERIC Number: ED051902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-A): "Hey, Georgie Get Yourself Together." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
AVCO, a private industry in the Boston area, has provided the financial and corporate support for the AVCO Day Care Center described in this booklet. The population served by the center is 88 percent black and 12 percent white. Admission does not depend upon income, employment at AVCO, or personal background but is on a first-come, first-served basis, provided parents can pay the moderate rates. The primary concern of the staff is the promotion of the social and emotional development of the children, who range in age from 1 to 5 years. Emphasis is placed on positive self-image, self-reliance, friendly interaction, and a flexible atmosphere. The codirectors spend about half time working directly with the children rather than confining themselves strictly to administration. Staff organization is democratic, friendly and informal. The center is not involved in social service work, parent education, or community organization. However, a state social worker visits the center bimonthly to consult with staff and parents on special child problems. The history, organization, people served, staff, and budget are described and an appendix gives additional illustrative materials. (NH)
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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: Avco Day Care Center MA