ERIC Number: ED328357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Quality School-Age Child Care Program: An Information and Training Manual for Directors of School-Age Child Care Programs.
Childcare Resources, Birmingham, AL.
This manual for directors of school-age child care (SACC) programs contains six sections. Section I provides a rationale for SACC. Section II describes characteristics of school-age children. The extensive Section III discusses characteristics of high quality SACC. After an initial discussion of the importance of out-of-school time, the section focuses on 14 elements of a high quality SACC program, including an identifiable philosophy, support from school system and local school administration, qualified staff, adequate adult/child ratios, appropriate physical environment and equipment, a planned program of activities, provision for snacks or meals, parent involvement, parent handbook, use of community resources, staff development and training, and program policies and procedures. Discussion of program management covers the topics of personal and financial management, recordkeeping, legal authority, and parent involvement. Section IV discusses summer care. Section V presents a bibliography of 28 citations. Appendices provide definitions, sample forms, citations of suggested resources, a list of organizations and agencies providing technical assistance and training, a list of special interest organizations, guidelines on developing staff training modules, and training outlines. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Authoring Institution: Childcare Resources, Birmingham, AL.
Identifiers: Program Characteristics
Note: For a related document, see PS 019 407.