ERIC Number: ED110158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
At Home with Children. A Resource Book for Family Day Care -- Part 1. Summary Report: Educational Day Care Consultation Project -- Part 2.
Valenstein, Thelma; And Others
This booklet contains a collection of practical resources and activity suggestions for family day care mothers. Materials were gathered in 1973 as part of a 2-year project to train family day care mothers. (A summary report of the project is also provided.) Materials related to the various aspects of providing a safe, healthy, educational environment for young children includes: (1) an outline for the initial parent interview; (2) record keeping aids (income tax tips, attendance sheets, and a day care mother's self-rating form); (3) emergency procedures and information on common health problems; (4) questions and answers pertaining to day care legal issues; (5) nutrition facts; (6) ideas for indoor and outdoor play areas and interest centers; (7) lists of learning activities and equipment for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (including many ways to use cardboard boxes); (8) a list of children's books, and (9) free and inexpensive publications. The summary report of the Educational Day Care Consultation project describes its objectives, features, staff and participants, research component and some results and conclusions. A total of 97 licensed caregivers were included in the project which provided home visits from experienced child care workers, developmental toys and materials for the children, and bi-weekly group meetings. Short appendices include an outline of the group meetings, materials and checklists distributed to participants, and a list of suggested community resources. (ED)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Childrens Games, Community Resources, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Group Discussion, Health, Home Visits, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Play, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, Resource Materials
Publications Office, I.C.B.D., College of Education, University of Illinois, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog No. 131, $3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Social Services, Lansing.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Social Work.