ERIC Number: ED054863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Parent Participation in Preschool Daycare.
Hoffman, David B.; And Others
According to a recent census, over 46 percent of all American women today are employed outside the home. A growing number of these women and their families are turning to daycare programs for assistance in caring for their children. Researchers find that parents want decision-making roles in the programs which affect their children; they want to help establish the criteria to be met by the staff; they want to influence or control the hiring and firing of staff. Parents are particularly concerned that males, including teenagers and grandparents, be included on the staff. There is a strong concern to establish continuity between the home and the center through the parent's involvement in the child's educational activities in the home and at the center. A broad concept of parent participation is needed and examples and practical suggestions are given for effectively involving parents in all aspects of daycare. Exemplary programs are described extensively. A comprehensive reference list and four appendixes supplement the main work. The first appendix provides a list of concerns voiced by parents; another includes the parent involvement questionnaire; a third appendix provides brief abstracts of several interesting programs which were not discussed in the body of the study. The fourth appendix, an address list, is provided for readers who wish to obtain a more comprehensive, sophisticated and updated understanding of individual programs. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.; Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Education Lab., Atlanta, GA.