ERIC Number: ED116806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Playgroups: Do It Ourselves Childcare.
Yoskowitz, Anita, Ed.; And Others
This booklet is a comprehensive report and resource manual on parent-run cooperative playgroups based on 2 years of experience by the Childcare Switchboard in San Francisco, which refers parents to playgroups, family day care homes, and child care centers in the city and offers advice and help to fledgling playgroups. Practical advice is given on the following topics: playgroup size, age range, location, equipment, finances, teachers, daily routine, medical information, and work schedule. Short descriptive reports on the beginnings and progress of four playgroups are given as examples. Licensing regulations (in California), the importance of good community relations, and guidelines for choice and design of rented community property are each described. Also provided are lists of activities and resources for playgroups in San Francisco, including suitable places to visit, and toys and other resource materials available from the switchboard's toy lending service. Suggestions for play groups in any locality include a list of indoor activities and information for obtaining books, films, toys, and free materials. (GO)
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Cooperative Programs, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Informal Organization, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Parent Associations, Planning, Resource Units
Childcare Switchboard/Single Parent Resource Center, 3896 24th Street, San Francisco, California 94114 (Paper, $0.75, plus $0.26 postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Childcare Switchboard / Single Parent Resource Center, San Francisco, CA.