ERIC Number: ED365430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Project CHERISH (Children in Home Environments: Regulation To Improve Safety and Health). Final Report.
Grubb, Paul Dallas
In 1990, Project CHERISH (Children in Home Environments: Regulation to Increase Safety and Health) enabled the Texas Department of Human Services to implement and evaluate several innovative strategies to strengthen regulation of family day care homes. This report contains descriptions of those strategies, an evaluation of their efficacy, and other information useful for improving the regulation of such homes. The introductory section offers background on the regulation of family day care homes and discusses the objectives of Project CHERISH. The second section gives an overview of the methodology employed in the project and the third section presents a summary of data collected on facilities, children, and caregivers. Findings on compliance with minimum standards and an analysis of minimum standards are presented in the fourth and fifth sections, respectively. The sixth section discusses the monitoring process used in the project, and section seven describes the public information campaign undertaken as part of the project. The last section presents the summary and recommendations of Project CHERISH. Appendixes included with the report are: (1) Minimum Standards for Registered Family Homes; (2) Guidelines To Determine Appropriateness of Monitoring Visit; (3) Instructions for Choosing Homes To Visit from the Sampling List; (4) Research Instruments; and (5) Project Staff. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.
Identifiers: Family Day Care Providers; Project CHERISH TX; State Regulation; Texas