ERIC Number: ED051910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-B): "They Brag on a Child to Make Him Feel Good." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
This document describes 19 Appalachian day care centers, operated by the Kentucky Child Welfare Research Foundation, serving 639 preschoolers for nine school months and 247 during the 9-week summer session. The centers,located in churches, abandoned school houses and store fronts are staffed largely by paraprofessionals from the community. Social services are extended beyond the child to the family. For instance, a homemaker service is offered the mothers during which the homemaker visits parents and offers to help in cooking, cleaning, or caring for a disabled parent. The homemaker often stimulates parents' interest in their children and helps families to help themselves. Parents are involved in all levels of the project's policymaking apparatus and active in all aspects of the program. The training of paraprofessionals helps them to develop a wide variety of job skills. Volunteers are used extensively in many capacities. The children's education program is not formal and written curriculum is avoided. Emphasis is placed on individual expression through the use of creative materials. Nutrition and health are emphasized and providing transportation for children over the mountain roads is a continuing concern. Information is given on the centers' organization and use of resources. (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: Kentucky Child Welfare Research Foundation