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ERIC Number: ED051899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 42
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A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-A): "Like Being at Home." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
Ruopp, Richard R.
The Greeley Parent Child Center in Greeley, Colorado is a year-round center serving primarily a Chicano migrant or settled-out migrant population. A comprehensive child care program is offered during the day, and educational programs for the parents are available during the evening. The center was originally funded by Head Start and was developed as a model to be duplicated in other migrant areas. Later, funding came from private sources. Recently the parents of children attending the center formed a nonprofit corporation and are involved in policymaking decisions. The center is currently understaffed, and at times the care offered the children is mainly custodial, but is aimed at self-image enrichment and better health. However, there are some structured activities: art, storytelling, singing, numbers, names, and letters. Volunteers and aides assist the head teacher. With no money available for staff training, an informal self-teaching and each-one-teach-one atmosphere prevails. Estimated and in-kind expenditures are itemized. An appendix includes Stimulation Kits (directions for simple, homemade toys), Weekly Fee Schedule, and Record Cards. (NH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
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