ERIC Number: ED220161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Child Development Programs in California Community Colleges: Status Report.
Farland, Ronnald; Carey, Diane
Background information is provided on child development programs and services in California community colleges. First, the report outlines the current status of child development centers and the three kinds of centers currently operated (i.e., lab schools, child care programs, and combination programs); the number and types of centers in operation; the children and families served by the centers; and the characteristics and adequacy of the centers. Next, a discussion of the status of child development instruction programs includes a definition of these programs and examines the relationship between child development instruction and services, the certificate/degree options, the number of colleges offering programs, and student enrollment levels. Then, a rationale is provided for the continued development of programs and services based on a recent court case mandating such services; the need to promote gender equity and to create programs for displaced homemakers and women re-entry students; the role of such services in promoting affirmative action and equal educational opportunities for minority students; and the practical opportunities provided to child development students, faculty, and staff. Following a discussion of funding sources, the roles of three state agencies in child development programs and services are considered. Finally, the charge of the Child Development Task Force in making policy recommendations is presented. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Prepared as part of a background briefing of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Fresno, CA, September 16-17, 1982).