ERIC Number: ED113051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Hours Between: Community Response to School Age Child Care.
Bender, Judith; And Others
This booklet offers guidelines on developing, operating and regulating child care programs for school-age children (ages 6-12) whose parents cannot care for them before and after school. The physical, social, cognitive and personal needs of the school-age child are reviewed. Elements essential to the development of a flexible, child-centered program are outlined: (1) the involvement of parents and use of existing community resources; (2) provision of activities and projects which meet children's developmental needs (sample activities are listed); (3) design of an effective physical setting; and (4) organization and development of the staff. Several types of school-age child care programs are described: (1) in-home care, (2) family home-based care, and (3) group-based care (in the home, in expanded preschool centers, in community-based school-age day care centers, or in school-based programs). The advantages and disadvantages of each type are given. (ED)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Care, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Community Resources, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Program Development, Staff Development, Staff Role, Student Centered Curriculum
Maryland 4-C Committee, Inc., Suite 300, 1123 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Paper, Publication No. 012, $3.00 plus $0.50 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) Committee, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)