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ERIC Number: ED396811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A Child at the Door: A Guidebook for Starting a Child Care Program in Your Church.
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Raleigh.
This guidebook presents information for use by religious leaders to plan and implement financially sound, high quality child care programs. A foreword describes child care provision as a ministry within the mainstream of congregational activity. Chapter 1, "Assessing the Need," provides a statewide overview of the need for child care services in North Carolina, includes a sample survey to identify needs in an individual congregation, and describes procedures to examine needs in the larger community and to existing services. Chapter 2, "Child Care Options for Churches," describes various program models, including church operated, sponsored, or housed preschool child care centers; after-school programs; intergenerational programs; special needs programs; family day care networks; and publicly subsidized programs. Chapter 3, "Planning a Child Care Center at Your Church," considers the role of a planning committee, the development of program goals, necessary administrative decisions, state and local governmental requirements, and gives an overview of state licensing requirements. Copies of state evaluation forms for fire safety, sanitation standards, and building inspection are included. Chapter 4, "Developing a Business Plan," examines budgeting and marketing issues and includes worksheets to facilitate planning. Chapter 5, "Resources," presents resources for financial assistance, technical assistance, and information and counseling, including: (1) financial institutions; (2) government agencies; (3) philanthropic organizations; (4) educational organizations; and (5) non-profit organizations. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, After School Programs, Budgeting, Certification, Child Rearing, Church Programs, Churches, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Intergenerational Programs, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Organizations (Groups), Program Development, Program Implementation, Religious Organizations, Resources, School Age Day Care, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Church Based Child Care; Day Care Licensing; North Carolina; Special Needs Children