ERIC Number: ED192900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
From Heaven to Earth: The Story of Three Years in an After-School Center in an Industrial Park.
This paper describes a model of an after-school program for low-income suburban children of different ages (3-14 years). Housed in an industrial park, the program serves the children of both working and non-working parents and accepts into the program all children who apply for whom funding can be found. (This includes non-English speaking children and children with special needs.) The physical environment was planned, arranged, and often built by the children themselves, with expert assistance from adults. Three activities occur every day of the program: dramatic play, child-adult conversation (particularly about things that trouble the children), and inter-age group activities. Some problems associated with conducting such a program are discussed. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at School's Out! A Conference on Day Care for the School-Age Child (Boston, MA, June 15-16, 1979). For other papers from this conference, see PS 011 714-726.