ERIC Number: ED097425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
School Age Child Care: A Primer for Building Comprehensive Child Care Services.
Hoffman, Gertrude L.
The two primary purposes of this document are to emphasize the enormous need for child care services for school age children 6 through 14 years of age, who for some reason, need care and supervision for part of the day as a supplement to parental care. Second, to determine the needs of working mothers through the administration of child care programs by public welfare agencies. The development of child care services for school age children must take into account the importance of sound maturing process for growth, balances between guidance and direction and expanding opportunities for independent thought and action, and provide for physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth. Generally a community needs four types of child care facilities in order to meet differing needs and desires of both parents and children. The four types explored are the day care center, family day care home, small group day care home, and in-home care. The final section gives some ideas and examples of ways an agency might organize its efforts in order to establish a network of good school age child care services. A two-page bibliography is appended. (BP)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Services, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 1761-0031, $0.65)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.