ERIC Number: ED343696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Women, Work and the Need for Child Care. Opportunities for Programmatic Collaboration: A Review of UNICEF-Supported Programmes in Nepal, Ecuador, and Ethiopia. Staff Working Papers, Number 10.
Landers, Cassie, Ed.; Leonard, Ann, Ed.
This document examines programs in Nepal, Ecuador, and Ethiopia that address the many needs of working women in regard to providing high quality care for their children. The description of each program includes: (1) an account of the identification of the child care need; (2) program planning and implementation; (3) training of staff; (4) effects on women, children, and the community; and (5) implications for the future. Program Entry Point, which was developed by UNICEF and a ministry of the Nepalese government, includes a home-based program in which mothers look after children of 1 to 3 years on a rotating basis. Approximately 82 child care centers serve some 1,900 children scattered through Nepal's 75 districts. The activities include parent education and a program in which older children look after younger children. The components of the Project of Basic Services of Guayaquil, Ecuador include the Preschool Child Care Program and the Women's Promotion Program, which assists women through the provision of information, training, expansion of the women's productive roles, and relief of domestic burdens. Programs sponsored by the Melka Oba and Yetnora farmers' cooperatives in Ethiopia provide child care and other services to local women. A list of 36 references is included. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Developing Nations, Employed Parents, Family Day Care, Feminism, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
United Nations Children's Fund, 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Child Care Needs; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Nepal