ERIC Number: ED113055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Family Hour: An Experiment in Parent Involvement.
This booklet describes the guidelines, activities, and problems of a program designed to facilitate parent participation in a day care center. The program revolves around a weekly parent visit (the "Family Hour") during which parents are encouraged to relax, enjoy themselves and observe the children at play. Benefits to parents and staff are outlined and guidelines for implementing the parent participation plan, writing invitations, choosing a suitable time, and other practical ideas are discussed. Suggested activities for the parent group include storytelling, trip planning and puppet and theater making. The booklet concludes with a look at some of the problems, pitfalls, and adverse reactions and the retrospective recommendations, evaluations, and comments of staff members involved in the "Family Hour." (GO)
Descriptors: Day Care, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
The Play Schools Association, 111 E. 59th Street, New York, New York 10022 (Paper, $1.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Play Schools Association, New York, NY.