ERIC Number: ED051903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-A): "All Kinds of Love--in a Chinese Restaurant." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
The West 80th Street Day Care Center represents a community effort to meet the needs of the children and parents in the New York ghetto area it serves. The heart of the program and a major reason for its success is the fact that the center is community-controlled, with an unusually high degree of parent involvement. To help improve the lives of whole families, not just the children in the day care program, the center is very involved in social action programs, counseling and referrals, offers help to older children, and acts in special emergency situations. The educational program is based on the premise that a child's education cannot be isolated from the social system in which it takes place. The children are taught about the dangers of drugs on the streets, and in all educational activities (which include many field trips) the center tries to link what the children see in the classroom with what they experience daily in the community. A special emphasis is placed on development of language skills and a good self image. In this report, background information is given on the center, and also details of program organization, staffing, and budget. Physical facilities are very poor (the center is located in an old restaurant), but through community efforts money has been raised for a new building. (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: West 80th Street Day Care Center NY