ERIC Number: ED101839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Day Care for School-Age Children.
This booklet examines four aspects of day care services for school-age children: (1) national availability and trends, (2) parents' views, (3) program planning, and (4) recommended program models. A nationwide survey of 58 day care programs enrolling school-age children was conducted, and the general findings are presented. Information on parents' views of day care services was gathered from questionnaires given to 99 parents who were receiving federal child care support and using in-home day care. The questionnaire explored before-school schedules, working patterns of the mothers, after-school supervision patterns, and parents' priorities for school-age day care program elements. The section on program planning examined these areas: potential school-age population to be served, facility types, program activities and components, state and federal requirements, funding resources, and staffing requirements. The final part of the book contains five different program models of school-age day care which are based on: recreation and leisure time programs; community school-based services; family day care services; the coordination of family day care homes and neighborhood parks for full day summer day care; and a residential cluster model with "cultural enrichment" components. (SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.; Unco, Inc., Washington, DC.