ERIC Number: ED338425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Community Based Program To Educate Residents about Child Care Issues and Services through Workshops.
This report discusses the implementation of a parent education program in a Long Island community. A questionnaire, which addressed the community's need for information for parents on child care services, was sent to the community's child care facilities. Responses indicated that parents had difficulty in locating an early childhood program, and that facilities were interested in providing parents with more information concerning child development issues. To address these concerns, a directory of child care centers was compiled and a series of four workshops was presented at the local public library. The topics discussed in the workshops were: (1) selecting an early childhood program; (2) discipline; (3) learning by doing; and (4) encouraging friendship among siblings. An evaluation form was completed by those who attended the workshops. Results of the evaluation indicated that parents found the directory beneficial in choosing a facility; were able to list discipline techniques and strategies for encouraging positive sibling relationships; and were able to select activities appropriate to their child's developmental level. A reference list of 15 items and a bibliography of 18 items are provided. Appendices include copies of the child care service questionnaire, workshop evaluation form, child care directory, and a description of the parent workshops. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Day Care Selection; New York (Long Island)
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.