ERIC Number: ED104567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Family Day Care.
Seefeldt, Carol, Ed.; Dittmann, Laura L., Ed.
This handbook is intended to provide information for the family seeking day care for its children, the family wishing to begin a family day care service, and an agency considering implementing a network of family day care homes. The first section of the handbook is especially intended for parents who are trying to decide which type of day care arrangement would be best for their child. Section II presents some practical considerations for the prospective caregiver to think about before offering family day care in her home. Included in this discussion is useful information on insurance, taxes, recordkeeping, licensing standards, schedules, emergency care procedures, mealtimes, free time, discipline, and suggested sources for instructional materials. Section III is a general guide for agencies operating family day care programs, and should prove helpful to them in examining their capabilities in terms of the functions, expertise, finances, and staff requirements. It is emphasized that day care services should be selected by parents and established by professionals with great care to ensure the best possible environment for the nurturing, learning, and protection of the child. (CS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Certification, Day Care, Family Day Care, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Organization, Parent Role, Play, Preschool Learning, Program Descriptions, Recordkeeping, Resource Materials, School Schedules, Selection, Teacher Role
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 1971-00188)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.