ERIC Number: ED065948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Perspectives: A Progress Report on Child Care.
North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Described is the child care program at the Frank Porter Graham Center. Discussion of physical facilities focuses on creating a good environment, floor plan of cottage trailer, and choosing appropriate equipment. Selection of staff is said to be the most important part of establishing a day care center. The day care center is explained to serve the entire community, regardless of ability to pay, with emphasis on parent education. The child development approach is described to involve the philosophical guidelines of Jean Piaget, the operant model of B. F. Skinner, and the Montessori method. Organizational features of day care are discussed in terms of forming peer or multiage groups, defining an operations staff, dividing staff responsibility, and establishing daily schedules. The general educational program is said to stimulate growth and development in self help skills, verbal ability, positive social adaptation, and realistic self confidence. Integration of structured educational experience into general day care program for infants and preschool children is examined, followed by description of the health care program. Appended are seven sample lesson plans. (CB)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.