ERIC Number: ED248951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Child Care Consumer Education: A Curriculum for Working Parents.
Thomas, Melissa L.; Makris, Barbara L.
This outline summarizes information to be presented in a child care consumer education course. The goal of the course is to add to the life-management skills of working parents by teaching them techniques that reduce the stress associated with child care. Sections of the course contain information on the disadvantages and advantages of the different types of child care available, the mutual responsiblities of parents and providers, selection criteria, the necessity for formal and informal contracts, and the process of screening potential caregivers. Information is also provided on parental involvement after the child enters a program, including periodic visits, contract agreements, and participation in parent groups. Additional topics include child abuse, latchkey children, and tax credits. Sample medical consent and complaint forms for parents, information on reporting child abuse in the Washington, D.C. area, and a discussion sheet on the federal child care tax credit are appended. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Latchkey Children