ERIC Number: ED104530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives: Child Care. A Progress Report.
North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
This publication describes the day care program (housed in trailer units) for infants and preschoolers that has been developed since 1966 at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The ideas and experiences discussed in the publication are intended to aid other persons presently conducting or planning similar day care programs. Aspects of the program discussed include: (1) the physical environment and equipment; (2) staff variety, staff/student ratios, and staff training and communication; (3) student selection and family-school interaction; (4) an eclectic approach to child development incorporating theories of Piaget, Skinner, and Montessori; (5) organizational features of day care (peer and age grouping, staff division and daily schedules); (6) general educational services (learning which is continuous); (7) development of a structured curriculum; and (8) health care (daily procedures and research activities). The appendix contains sample inservice training techniques for teaching small groups and sample lesson plans and activities. (SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.