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ERIC Number: ED118265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 19
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The Red Hook Family Day Care Training Program.
Brout, Betty Lea; Krabbenhoft, Ken
This paper describes the Family Day Care Program, a publicly funded service with 1,800 providers serving 8,000 children in the five boroughs of New York City. The children, ranging in age from 2 months to 12 years, are cared for from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In each of the private licensed homes are a maximum of 6 children including those of the provider. Approximately 70 percent of the children enrolled are from single parent homes and most come from poverty level homes. The major sections of the paper cover the training and support services offered by the Red Hook training center for day care providers and parents, with anecdotal reports on the success of each program. Each provider receives (1) a comprehensive 4-week training course given at the center, and (2) follow-up supportive counselling, information and educational materials from Red Hook educational aides on biweekly visits. Workshops are given at the center for mothers of children receiving care. A bilingual/bicultural program has been designed to cater to the predominantly Spanish-speaking population, and course credits towards the Bachelor of Professional Studies are available to highly motivated providers. A licensed early childhood education teacher is hired for every 40 to 50 family day care homes. (GO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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