ERIC Number: ED127012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Family Day Care: An Education and Support System Model Developed by Cooperative Extension of New York State.
Crowe, Natalie D.; Pine, Barbara A.
This publication describes a pilot community based educational and support program for family day care. Program components include: a resource center and meeting place for family day care providers; informal weekly adult education programs (with planned activities for children); staff training; an 8-week certificate course for family day care parents; and outreach services for the community. Supports to family day care include an equipment loan service, linkage to the community human services network, a referral service for parents, a teen-aide program and a monthly newsletter. Included in the report are resources for persons developing similar programs, including: (1) an approach to assessing community needs and resources, (2) components of the family day care pilot program, (3) a worksheet to assist in an inventory of resources and alternatives, (4) topics covered and resource persons used at the weekly educational programs, (5) an outline of the certificate training course and list of training materials, and (6) reference material used in the pilot program. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bibliographies, Child Caregivers, Community Programs, Early Childhood Education, Extension Education, Family Day Care, Mothers, Outreach Programs, Pilot Projects, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Workshops
Publications Mailing Room, Research Park, Building 7, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (Paper, free of charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.