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ERIC Number: ED051912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 165
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A Study in Child Care. Volume III: Cost and Quality Issues for Operators. Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
Thompson, Lynn C.
One of a series of four volumes on child care, this overview furnishes information for operators or potential operators of child care centers, with special attention paid to organizational features that foster efficient operation. Chapter One discusses goals for the care of preschool children and describes and assesses the extent to which goals were met in 19 day care centers which were studied in depth. Tables provide basic data on these centers and include information on background; notable elements; child, staff and family characteristics; and estimations of funding and expenditures for 1970-1971. Chapter Two discusses factors involved in the effective operation of a center and presents detailed recommendations. Designs are presented for three prototype centers serving respectively 25, 50 and 75 children in average daily attendance. These designs detail center organization, staffing, operation, and finance. Chapter Three gives specific information about the provision of services beyond a core program for preschoolers. Both operations and finances are discussed. Reference is made to appropriate case studies. Appendixes give further information on working with staff, core programs, staff duties and daily schedules for the prototype centers. Regional adjustments are suggested for the model budget. (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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