ERIC Number: ED242433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
School-Age Child Care: A Policy Report.
Seligson, Michelle; And Others
This report, designed for program initiators such as policymakers and advisory committees, is the second of two publications on school-age child care. This document specifically addresses school-age child care policy and focuses attention on various programs offering children a predictable and safe environment of care and informal learning. Sections address (1) what we know about school-age child care, (2) research evidence, (3) the history of school-age child care in America, (4) the special role of the public schools, (5) financing, (6) regulation, and (7) recommendations for policymakers. Appendix A presents school-age child care models of government/parents/community/school partnerships and school-sponsored programs. Appendix B includes an income and expenses comparison of three school-age child care programs. Appendix C provides a tabular comparison of state day care licensing standards and a list of current state day care licensing offices. Appendix D provides a model of legislation for a school-age child care enabling statute. Footnotes, references, and resources are also provided. (BJD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Elementary Education, Financial Policy, High Risk Persons, Improvement Programs, Public Policy, School Age Day Care, School Community Programs, School Role, Standards, State Legislation
School-Age Child Care Project, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.
Identifiers: Latchkey Children
Note: For "School-Age Child Care: An Action Manual," a report directed to program implementers, see ED 223 342.