ERIC Number: ED098220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Henry Barnard School Child Care Center.
Rhode Island Coll., Providence.
The Henry Barnard Child Care Center was established on the Rhode Island College campus to achieve the following main objectives: (a) to provide a comprehensive quality day care program for young children, (b) to serve as a model and resource for existing day care centers within the state, and (c) to provide specifically designed laboratory experiences for undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in early childhood education. The center operates on a calendar year identical with that of the campus laboratory school. The permanent staff consists of two full-time professionals with one delegated as head teacher. A partial listing of ancillary personnel indigenous to the school who provide services to the center include the nurse, librarian, counselor, and resource teacher. Student teachers are regularly assigned while a number of students enrolled in relevant courses spend time working with the children in the center. Every activity is organized so that the student perceives the child as a learner who actively participates in his own learning. The student is given the opportunity to develop not only beginning management skills in general classroom procedure, but also those closely related with a child's self-management and growth in independence. (The document includes additonal information on the program's budget and evaluation.) (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Coll., Providence.