ERIC Number: ED097960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Establishing a Family Day Care System.
Newsome, Barbara; And Others
Written as a basic guide, this report of the Community Coordinated Child Care Committee of Dane County, Wisconsin, aims to assist people interested in establishing family day care systems in their own communities. Practical information is provided on the prime factors that should be taken into account in selecting the ideal physical location and the proper educational environment of family day care homes, along with a list of suggested guidelines for recruiting family day care teachers. The minimal standards of the model described in this report reflect both the necessary requirements for good developmental child care and what can reasonably be expected in the family day care system. Optimal standards reflect non-essential but important elements to include in a program for achieving the constant goal of improved care for children. A network of inter-relationships and responsibilities involving the agency, the family day care teachers, and the natural parents is also outlined. The report highlights the general philosophy of the child care committee that a diversity of family day care systems is desirable to meet the needs of families and communities. Information given in the report is therefore applicable to family day care homes attached to day care centers, nursery schools or social service agencies. (CS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Ancillary Services, Coordinators, Day Care, Equipment, Family Day Care, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Guidelines, Parent Responsibility, Physical Environment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Standards, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment
Community Coordinated Child Care in Dane County, 2702 Monroe Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53711 ($3.00; Wisconsin residents receive copies free but must submit a $0.50 handling charge)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) in Dane County, Inc., Madison, WI.