ERIC Number: ED344671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Churches Mind the Children: A Guide for Church-Housed Child Care Programs. Revised Edition.
Freeman, Margery, Ed.
This manual provides information for pastors, parents, and church members who are starting a child care program in their church, and for churches that are changing or expanding their child care program. Chapter 1 reports the results of a 1982 survey of child care in local parishes by the National Council of Churches. Chapter 2 explains four steps in assessing a church's child care program: (1) establishing the need for a program; (2) defining the purpose of a program; (3) assessing the church's resources; and (4) choosing a program. Sample child care surveys are provided. The third chapter considers board membership, governance, licensure, objectives, and personnel policies. A checklist of steps in opening a program is provided. Chapter 4 examines communication between the church and the child care community. Resource materials on selected topics are described in the last chapter. Topics include choosing child care, fundraising, personnel, family day care, infant and toddler care, multicultural planning, health care, child abuse, program and child evaluation, and resources for church-housed child care programs (religious resources, professional organizations and advocacy agencies, and publications and periodicals). Appendixes include a policy statement on child care; a resolution on child care as ministry; information on licensing; a sample lease; and sample start-up and operating budgets. (BC)
Descriptors: Certification, Check Lists, Church Programs, Church Role, Community Services, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Financial Support, Governing Boards, Personnel Policy, Planning, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Resource Materials
Child Advocacy Office, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 572, New York, NY 10115-0050 (Members, $7.00; Non-Members, $9.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Church Based Child Care; Ecumenism; Program Objectives
Note: This second edition updates ED 258 727, reflecting changes in contacts and bibliography.