ERIC Number: ED125737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Choosing Child Care: A Guide for Parents.
Auerbach, Stevanne; Freedman, Linda
This booklet, designed for working parents, presents a step-by-step process for locating and making informed choices concerning child care alternatives. Included are suggestions for finding babysitters, child care centers, and family day care homes which satisfy extensive checklists of physical, social, emotional, and learning environment criteria. The checklists provide a means of evaluating the child care environment, staff-child relationships, and activities offered in each child care situation. In addition, suggestions are provided for: (1) contacting community child care resources, (2) budgeting for child care, (3) preparing the child for the child care center or family day care home, and (4) parent participation in the child care program. A list of additional reading resources for parents is also included. (BRT)
Descriptors: Budgets, Check Lists, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Community Resources, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Employed Women, Evaluation Criteria, Family Day Care, Guides, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Physical Environment, Social Environment
Choosing Child Care, Parents and Child Care Resources, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103 (Paper, $3.00, plus $0.50 postage; discount rates on quantity orders)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parents and Child Care Resources, San Francisco, CA.