ERIC Number: ED056758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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"I'm Not Just a Babysitter": A Descriptive Report of the Community Family Day Care Project.
Sale, June Solnit; Torres, Yolanda Ledon
This report describes the initiation and work of the Community Family Day Care Project (sponsored by Pacific Oaks College) in its first year of operation. The goals of the project were: (1) to identify the formal and informal networks of child care in a multi-racial (Mexican, Negro, Anglo) low-income neighborhood in Pasadena. California; (2) to explore possible methods that might be used to support existing networks, facilities and people concerned with the day care of young children in order to improve the quality of service; (3) to investigate alternatives that may be provided in order to expand day care opportunities in a neighborhood. The report contains information on recruitment of project participants, family day care, family day care mothers, parent meetings (Mother's Club and other get-togethers), field demonstration assistants, and college student assistants. Also included is a survey of child care facilities in Pasadena, a description of support services (story hour, toy loan, a monthly newsletter, and information on licensing, the barrio, the research dimension and an informal evaluation of the impact of the project on community, college students and project staff. A bibliography is included. Appendixes contain descriptions of the Mother's Club, and the Environmental Workshop and copies of forms used in the project. (WY)
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.