ERIC Number: ED394741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Congregations and Child Care: A Self-Study. A Guide for Churches, Synagogues, and Other Houses of Worship and Their Early Childhood Programs. (Revised Edition).
Steele, Dorothy M., Ed.; And Others
This self-study serves as a guide for churches and early childhood education programs, focusing on the relationship between a congregation and its early childhood program. A revision of an earlier self-study which was developed by a Seattle-based team of church-related early childhood professionals, the study complements the accreditation program of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The model self-study requires about 10 hours per month, for 4 to 6 months for the program director, and 5 hours per month for congregational leaders. Following an introduction, the sections of the guide are: (1) "Self-Study Process," including a flow-chart; (2) "Recognition Process," including document review, commission review, recognition fee structure, and Mentor Assistance Program; (3) "Commitment," (4) "Instructions for Pre-Test," covering purpose, procedure, and ratings; (5) "Pre-Test/Goals and Criteria," focusing on ministry/mission, governance, administration, and finance; (6) "Tasks and Time Line Work Sheet"; (7) "Post-Test"; and (8) "Resources," listing resources for early childhood programs in the self-study process. An appendix contains a glossary, an annual review report, and guidelines for writing a mission statement for a childcare program. (BGC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Child Rearing, Church Programs, Church Role, Churches, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Innovation, Institutional Evaluation, Religious Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, Testing
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 6th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426 (NAEYC Order No. 913, $7).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.; National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Church Based Child Care; Church Members; Sample Forms
Note: A project of the Ecumenical Child Care Network, a program of the National Council of Churches' Child and Family Justice Office in cooperation with the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.