ERIC Number: ED053794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Standards for Day Care Centers for Infants and Children Under 3 Years of Age.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Evanston, IL.
The Committee on Infant and Preschool Child of the American Academy of Pediatrics has developed basic standards for quality day care for children under 3 years of age. The availability of day care provides a mother with the choice of group day care as one of the means of providing for her children. Options should include full-time or part-time day care under a variety of sponsorships and in a variety of locations such as neighborhood schools or parents' place of employment. The primary purpose of day care should be to offer a sound basis for promoting learning and further development of the young infant and support and encouragement for the mother in her efforts to care for her child. Parent involvement in the day care center is seen as essential. The eight chapters in this manual cover the following areas: Basic Principles; Administration; Personnel; Records; Program; Health Services; Nutrition; and Facilities. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Facilities, Health Services, Infants, Nutrition, Parent Participation, Personnel, Preschool Children, Program Administration, Recordkeeping, Standards
American Academy of Pediatrics, P.O. Box 1034, Evanston, Illinois 60204 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Evanston, IL.