ERIC Number: ED110183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Toward High Quality Family Day Care for Infants and Toddlers. Final Report.
Rauch, Marian D.; Crowell, Doris C.
Reported were the results of a project which established a cluster of family day care homes in Hawaii in which caregivers were selected, trained, and provided with supportive services and salaries. The primary objective of the program was to provide a replicable, high quality program for preschool children that would maximize social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. A selection system for caregivers evolved that enabled project staff to choose competent or potentially competent caregivers 88 percent of the time. The procedure involved self-selection and staff evaluation. Applicants who were selected received intensive training in child care and development. Preschoolers were selected for the program from welfare homes where parents were working or in job training. The developmental progress of the children enrolled in the project was significant, especially in language development. Repeated measures were also taken in cognitive, psychomotor, and social-emotional areas, and in every case, the children maintained or increased their rate of development. (BRT)
Descriptors: Attendants, Child Care Occupations, Cognitive Development, Demography, Developmental Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Evaluation Criteria, Family Day Care, Job Training, Physical Development, Social Development, Testing Programs, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Human Development.