ERIC Number: ED191555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The National Conference on the Registration of Family Day Homes (San Antonio, Texas, October 20-November 1, 1977).
Beard, David J., Comp.; And Others
Concerns regarding the regulation of family day home care led to a National Conference on Family Day Homes, the proceedings of which appear in this document. Co-sponsored by Texas and the Association for Regulatory Administration, the conference was intended to enable the exchange of ideas and information, identify research issues, and develop common understanding of "registration." In 1975, Texas became the first state to require registration as a form of regulation for family day care homes. Opinions vary regarding the issue of regulating family day care homes. These opinions include the claims that (1) family day home care is tied so intimately to personal relationships between caregivers and parents that any state involvement is intrusive and impractical; (2) competition is unfair without regulation; and (3) day home care is the only acceptable alternative to own-home care for infants, but that children can tolerate care in larger settings. Various models for registration have been developed, and the term "registration" seems to refer to alternatives to licensing. The Texas Department of Human Resources maintains that an operational definition must be established to make registration a nationally accepted method of regulation. There are, however, disagreements as to whether registration adequately protects children: some persons maintain state-required registration promotes invasion of privacy. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Certification, Child Welfare, Family Day Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Legislation, Models, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Research, State Agencies, Technical Assistance, Workshops
Assistant Commissioner for Coordination, Texas Department of Human Resources, John H. Reagan Building, Austin, TX 78701 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.