ERIC Number: ED076254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Organizing to Coordinate Child Care Services. (With an Appendix) The Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association: Early History.
Ratliff, Patricia; Berryman, Pauline
Systems of coordinating child care services are analyzed as a guide to organizing. Federal Community Child Care (4-C) are the focus of the analysis. In Part I, evolution of coordination, an initial steering committee is followed through its various phases of expansion--initial impetus, visibility, staffing patterns, parent involvement, community involvement. In Part II, coordination accomplishments, what coordination groups can actually accomplish, what some already have accomplished, is discussed in terms of staff training, family day care, parent education, information, expansions, supportive services. In Part III, the problems of establishing visibility, credibility and workability are examined. Part IV focuses on two pervasive problems in all coordination programs at all levels--communication and consumer input. Appended are a list of groups contacted in the course of this research, a resource bibliography, and a history of the Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Administration, Community Involvement, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Day Care Centers, Guides, Organization, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Development, Public Relations
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., 1401 K Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20005 ($1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.