ERIC Number: ED175187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Infant Satellite Nurseries: Family Day Care with a Difference. Parent-Child Program Series, Report No. 4.
Rosenfeld, Anne H.
Part of a series on early childhood demonstration programs designed to improve early parent-child relationships, stimulate positive child development, and prevent later behavior difficulties, the pamphlet describes the Infant Satellite Nursery Program, developed in Honolulu, Hawaii, to provide low-income families with subsidized, home-based care for their infants and toddlers. A cadre of men and women from the community were screened and trained to establish satellite nurseries in their own homes, which they then operated on a full-time, regular basis. Program aspects covered include trainee screening and selection, training the caregivers, parent involvement, staffing, and special facilities and resources. Nursery operation, coordination, and supportive services are discussed and illustrated with brief glimpses of the procedures used in several of the satellite nurseries. Most of the parents of children involved in the program were able to stay off welfare assistance; and on the average, the children themselves showed steady gains in cognitive, language, socioemotional, and psychomotor development as a result of the program. (DLS)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Day Care, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00843-5)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Child and Family Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.