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ERIC Number: ED183289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Children Under the Umbrella: A Report on a Project to Develop and Demonstrate the Mechanisms Involved in Operating as a Sponsoring Organization for Nutrition Services in Day Care Centers in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Reed, Lois J.; And Others
This program was developed by Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky, to improve nutritional services to 2,146 infants and preschool children enrolled in fifteen area day care centers, by developing the role of a sponsoring organization and by developing standards of expectations for other sponsoring organizations under the Child Care Food Program (CCFP). Services offered to the day care centers included maintenance of CCFP records, menu consultation, a quantity buying program, nutrition education for day care center staff, kitchen planning assistance and implementation of infant feeding programs. Services were also offered to the Kentucky Division of School Food Services. These services included monthly monitoring of centers by 4-C, the provision of ongoing program management, the reimbursement of food services costs in one consolidated payment, and the presentation of nutrition education workshops to center staff. In each of these areas the project director attempted to educate and train day care personnel, children and parents. The report also deals with the problems encountered and how 4-C responded to each one in order to make its special developmental project successful. Supplemental materials such as CCFP forms, sample menus, quantity buying and a sample nutrition education module, are provided in the appendices. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Food, Food Service, Food Standards, Infants, Nutrition, Parent Education, Preschool Children, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Recordkeeping, Workshops
Community Coordinated Child Care, 1355 South Third Street, Lousiville, KY 40208 ($5.00 for postage & handling)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Louisville and Jefferson County Community Coordinated Child Care, KY.
Identifiers: Community Coordinated Child Care Program; Kentucky; Menu Planning