ERIC Number: ED418769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Head Start and Child Care: Partners Not Competitors.
Koppel, Sharon G.
Head Start and child care professionals are currently exploring new ways to collaborate as they strive to meet the needs of low income families. This manual, for professionals in both types of programs, discusses the nuances of administering the programs and describes creative ways to work together to maximize the strengths and talents of both systems while meeting the needs of children and families. Chapter 1 describes the two types of programs, focusing on why the two should work together. Chapter 2 presents program similarities and differences, focusing on costs, licensing, staff, and management issues. Chapter 3 presents six models for collaboration, and for each model lists strengths and weaknesses, projects its impact on the Head Start and child care program, projects costs and revenues, and discusses contractual needs, collaboration challenges, and the role of the Head Start Policy Council. Chapter 4 discusses assessment of family child care needs and resources. Chapter 5 presents information on financial management in child care, including: calculating shared space; preparing budgets; projecting revenues; and developing a cost allocation plan. Chapter 6 discusses child care management issues, such as personnel management; policies and procedures regarding fees and enrollment; and operational regulations and policies. Four appendices provide worksheets and list resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Budgets, Cooperation, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Enrollment Management, Fees, Financial Support, Models, Money Management, Partnerships in Education, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Support Services for Child Care Professionals, P.O. Box 57, Lumberville, PA 18933; phone: 215-297-5005 ($29, plus $3.95 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Day Care Licensing; Head Start Policy Councils; Project Head Start