ERIC Number: ED162727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Checking Out Child Care: A Parent Guide.
Gold, Jane R.; Bergstrom, Joan M.
This booklet offers guidelines for parents on how to assess aspects of caregiver competency and program environment that indicate quality child care. Issues briefly discussed include: (1) types of day care available; (2) choice of home-based versus center-based care; (3) caregiver characteristics such as warmth and responsiveness, encouragement of intellectual growth, respect for individual needs, and good discipline techniques; (4) program characteristics such as emotional climate, adult-child ratio, safety, organization, and equipment; and (5) danger signals. (JMB)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Guidelines, Informal Assessment, Parent Education, Selection
Publications Service, Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., 1012 - 14th Street, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($0.75, plus $1.00 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.