ERIC Number: ED081545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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A Comprehensive Study of the Educational Program and Related Components of Preschool and Day Care Centers Serving Children of Migrant Families.
Chandler, Bessie E.
The care of preschool migrant children in day care and preschool centers in central New York State was studied. The aim of this study was to provide individuals, institutions, state and local educational and social agencies with current descriptive data as well as recommendations for conducting such centers. Major objectives were to: identify special needs in education, health, safety, and social welfare in each center; provide information about basic components which would be useful in developing programs to meet the migrant child's need and the accepted standards of day care; design a program for training personnel; and plan a summer model day care program integrating health, education, nutrition, and social welfare services. Eleven day care centers and 6 preschool centers were used. Visits to these centers and interviews with personnel such as directors, teachers, cooks, nurses, and volunteers were conducted. A survey evaluation instrument was used to systematize the interviews. Findings showed that any favorable results from these programs depend on the basic components, the quality of all adults involved with each component, and the need for extensive and intensive training of the professional and paraprofessional personnel. (NQ)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York