ERIC Number: ED058966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Child Development/Day Care Resources Project. Final Report.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
This document reports on the Child Development/Day Care Resources Project. Project objectives are: (1) To develop a set of handbooks that describe the features common to good child development and education programs for use in day care, and include effective curriculum models from current practice; (2) To develop a set of principles that can serve as a useful guideline to the operation of day care programs; (3) To develop an additional set of handbooks that deal with Day Care Administration, Parent Involvement, Health Services, and Training, and (4) To modify current resources in child development, early education, and day care in order to improve existing programs. The project operated under the joint efforts of two organizations. Under the leadership of the Project Director, an Advisory Committee helped to lay the groundwork for the attainment of project objectives through a series of preworkshop, summer workshop, and postworkshop activities. Results of the project include the preparation of a series of handbooks for various facets of day care operation, the collation of information about current program models, and the development of 65 resource materials. Operational recommendations include: (1) Budget adequately; (2)Develop a comprehensive master plan; (3) Manage the components carefully; (4) Have a multidisciplinary approach; and (5) Integrate the components into a whole. Action recommendations include: (1) Provide adequate funds for the development of high-quality school age day care programs; and (2) Provide the necessary funds for developing materials that deal with ethnic identify and cultural heritage. (CK)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Child Development, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Enrichment, Data Collection, Day Care, Ethnic Status, Financial Support, Guidelines, Health Services, Improvement Programs, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Objectives, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Projects, Resource Materials, Workshops, Young Children
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.