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ERIC Number: ED051907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-B): "We Come with the Dust and We Go with the Wind." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
Elbow, Linda
Approximately 468 children of migrant agricultural workers in the state of Washington are served in the nine Northwest Rural Opportunities (NRO) day care centers described here. A community organization program was also formed by the NRO system. Ninety percent of the families served are Chicano, and all are below the poverty level. These aspects of the day care program are particularly noteworthy: the trailer facilities (formerly used as mobile units, now permanently located); the educational program for children from 1 month through 5 years of age, which is based on the special needs of migrant children and uses a combination of approaches to adequately prepare the children for public school; and teacher training which insures that new curriculum is introduced efficiently and uniformly throughout the NRO system. Information is presented on the background of the system, basic program (including health, parent education, and community involvement), organization, staff, volunteer help, and budget. An appendix contains samples of the daily schedule, curriculum materials, infant behavior goals, and teacher training materials. (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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