ERIC Number: ED336168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Hard Questions in Family Day Care: National Issues and Exemplary Programs.
Shuster, Claudia Kramer, Ed.; And Others
In June, 1989, The National Council of Jewish Women and Yale's Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy convened the Family Day Care Round Table as part of the National Family Day Care Project. Goals of the round table were to: (1) explore hard questions about family day care; (2) identify promising programs and practices for enhancing the supply, quality, and affordability of family day care; and (3) develop a body of information that could be shared with the child care, government, business, and funding communities. The questions discussed were developed in consultation with participants and other knowledgeable professionals. Main sections of the report concern recruitment and retention, regulatory issues, training issues, the process of promoting quality and professionalism, organizational and planning considerations, and funding. The "hard questions" which were the basis for discussion are provided in Appendix B. Other appendices include a list of participants, profiles of programs represented at the round table, a bibliography of the resources of the programs represented at the round table, and a list of unresolved issues for researchers and policymakers. (RH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Financial Support, Labor Turnover, Organizational Development, Professional Recognition, Program Development, Recruitment, Training
National Council of Jewish Women, 53 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY. Center for the Child.
Identifiers: Roundtable Reports
Note: Report based on the Family Day Care Round Table (New Haven, CT, June 5-8, 1989).