ERIC Number: ED224548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Family Day Care: Children Growing and Learning in a Home Environment.
Spence, Helen P.; Adams, Patricia N.
Compiled as a result of Massachusetts Bay Community College's Family Day Care Training Program, this handbook includes suggestions, quotations, and information provided by program completers. First, the handbook defines family day care as the care of one to six children, including the provider's own, in a private residence during all or part of the day. Subsequent sections cover: (1) the significance of day care for children, parents, and providers; (2) ways of preparing oneself and one's family to undertake family day care; (3) the regulation of family day care in Massachusetts; (4) the importance of developing open and trusting relationships with parents; (5) the developmental needs and characteristics of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early school age children and the role of the provider in child development; (6) activities for specific age groups, including directions and information on needed materials; (7) techniques for managing child behavior; (8) the importance of the home as a nurturing, stimulating environment; (9) ways to plan a daily schedule; (10) children's nutritional needs and suggested menus; (11) record keeping and business practices related to income taxes, expenses, insurance, and advertising; and (12) community resources to be used by providers, parents, and children. The last three sections recommend books, list sources of learning materials, and suggest where free or inexpensive materials can be obtained. (DAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Board of Higher Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Bay Community Coll., Wellesley. Div. of Continuing Education and Community Services.