ERIC Number: ED365429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Right Place at the Right Time: A Parent's Guide to Before- and After-School Child Care.
Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Written by elementary school principals and child care experts, this guide provides parents with practical information about finding an appropriate before- or after-school child care program for children ages 5 to 13. Using a question-answer format, the guide addresses ways for parents to find suitable programs, the questions parents should ask the program director, and ways for parents to determine program quality. The guide suggests several things to look for when choosing a program, including: (1) a caring, well-trained staff with no more than 12 children to each adult; (2) safe and healthy surroundings that offer a home-like atmosphere; and (3) a flexible schedule that allows children to choose from a wide variety of activities, spend time by themselves or in groups, and be inside and outdoors. (MM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Facilities, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Family Day Care, Parent Materials, Program Content, Program Evaluation, School Age Day Care
NAESP Educational Products, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($3; also sold in bulk packs of 25, $14.50 per pack, plus $3.50 shipping; $11 per pack for NAESP members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Before School Programs; Program Characteristics
Note: This brochure is adapted from "Standards for Quality School-Age Child Care," (1993), published by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in cooperation with the School-Age Child Care Project of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.