ERIC Number: ED054342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Neighborhood-Based Child Care Services for the Inner City: A Service Model, A Staffing Plan and A Program Implementation Strategy.
Illinois State Dept. of Labor, Chicago. Human Services Manpower Career Center.
This feasibility study was undertaken to develop an integrated model for the delivery of neighborhood-based child care services to residents of the inner city which would: (1) put the needs of the child first, (2) provide supportive human services to the family unit, (3) provide inner city residents with career opportunities in the child care field, and (4) develop and sustain full community participation in program management. The proposed model consist of a Central Unit which serves a 25-block area and provides administrative and supportive services to five Mini-centers. Each Mini-center serves a five block area and provides service to eight to ten pre-school children, a similar number of school age children, and their parents. Employees are to be selected from the neighborhood and every effort will be made to utilize welfare mothers who wish to enter child care and human services careers. Six months prior to the opening of the Central Unit and Mini-Centers, and subsequently on an ongoing basis, all employees will participate in a training program. The career development program is based on a career ladder approach and allows workers to enter as a child development, human services, or clerical trainees and proceed with training and experience to higher competency and salary levels. Additional information and an implementation strategy are provided. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Career Opportunities, Child Caregivers, Clerical Workers, Community Programs, Day Care, Disadvantaged, Feasibility Studies, Human Services, Inner City, Models, Occupational Mobility, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Implementation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Labor, Chicago. Human Services Manpower Career Center.