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ERIC Number: ED051909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 70
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A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-B): "...While [They Took] Care of Our Children, Theirs Weren't Being Cared For." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
Rosenthal, Kristine
The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates nine child development day care centers and 5 day homes which provide care for 257 Black and Anglo children, 2- to 5-years-old, primarily from low-income homes. The centers are located in churches, schools, and facilities in low income housing projects. The system's basic emphasis is to teach "culturally isolated" children to function in an integrated world using a variety of ethnic materials. Emphasis is placed on language development, motor and coordination skills, creative expression, and social-emotional development. Unique to the centers' program is the style and scope of the nutrition program. Many children suffer from malnutrition, anemia, and psychological anxieties resulting from chronic hunger at home. Double amounts of food are served on Mondays when children are hungry from the weekend and on Fridays in anticipation of the weekend. Mealtime becomes a period for learning socialization. Another significant aspect of the program is the private home after-school care facilities that provide relaxed, yet stimulating, atmospheres for children after the regimented public school day. Although program data varies from center to center, general topics discussed in this report include parental involvement, transportation, health programs, staff training, center organization, and resource uses. (Author/AJ)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
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