ERIC Number: ED339474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Public Awareness and Developing Community Based Strategies for Quality School-Age Child Care Initiatives.
Zuber, Susan Way
A framework for gaining community involvement in planning for school-age child care initiatives is reported. The framework incorporates a plan than could be used as a model for the involvement of the public school system. Four primary components are described: (1) a "Kids' Council" Saturday meeting in which third graders in school-age child care programs gave consumer advice on what they wanted in child care; (2) a forum to which the public was invited and at which specialists in school-age child care discussed the values of providing such forums through public schools; (3) a focus group meeting in which targeted community leaders discussed child care issues and suggested community initiatives for school-age child care; and (4) a site visit review team meeting at which teachers and administrators reviewed site team comment forms and watched videos of extended-day programs in other schools, and then offered suggestions for school-age child care initiatives in their own school system. Attendance, reports, and minutes of meetings indicated positive involvement by those targeted for participation in the project. A video about the project is discussed. Appendices include 4-H Club, parent, and provider survey forms; public forum program information; a site visit comment form; recommendations of the children; a focus group meeting agenda; the practicum evaluation form and results; and related materials. Contains 18 references. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Community Involvement, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Extended School Day, Latchkey Children, Outreach Programs, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Age Day Care, Student Participation, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Based Child Care Centers; Site Visits
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.